The second edition of the Africa Beach Games is set to take place in Hammamet, Tunisia, from June 23 to 30, 2023, with an expected attendance of 52 countries.
Among the participating nations are Nigeria, South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo Brazzaville, Djibouti, Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, and the Gambia. Additionally, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritius Island, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, as well as Niger.
Also joining the week-long event will be Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and the hosts, Tunisia.
This was disclosed in a statement released by the organising committee on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), President, Mustapha Berraf, noted that the obligation of the games is to showcase value on behalf of athletes.
The statement reads, “The success of the African Beach Games, Hammamet 2023, will depend on our shared ability to foster solidarity. We have a special obligation to showcase our values on behalf of the athletes (the core of our Olympic Movement) and youths (the future).”