The logistics sub-committee of the International Games and Competitions Committee (IGCC) has unveiled Team Ghana’s kits and general costume for the contingent at the impending 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco from August 16th to September 1st.
Ghana will present a total contingent of 139 made up of 91 athletes, 29 coaches, and 19 officials from 14 disciplines and they will all be kitted in Adidas made apparel for the multi-sports event.
Unveiling the kits and general costume of Team Ghana to the media on Wednesday at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium, chairman of the sub-committee Nana Adu Mankata II said the kits are made of the highest quality brand in terms of fitness kitting across the world and is certified by the department of kitting and jersey in the U.K, where it was taking for certification before it was ordered.
According to him, in addition to the kits, Team Ghana will be looking to portray as well as sell the rich Ghanaian culture and heritage to the rest of Africa at the Games as they would be adorned in the rich Ghanaian traditional wear of kente for the opening and closing ceremonies.
“We have categorized our kitting and general costuming into three-fold, departure and arrival costume, opening and closing ceremonies costume as well as camp costumes.”
The contingent will depart and arrive in Rabat in a red top tracksuit with an inner t-shirt over black tracks and trainers.
For the opening and closing ceremonies, the women will be in Kaba and slit over ‘ahenema’ slippers with their male counterparts wearing a jumper and togas over the rich Ghanaian kente and an ‘ahenema’ slippers to match.
At the games village, Nana Mankata II noted that the athletes will be kitted in Adidas branded Ghana t-shirt and polo shirt for easy identification while having special events kits, which they would be using for their various competition.
Also, there are camp slippers, baseball caps, branded towels, socks among others for the contingent going for the Games, adding that every athlete will have two polo shirts, three t-shirts in camp, towels for events grounds and for the camp as well.
“We have the sizes and numbers of all the contingent printed on each bags which contains everything for a particular individual, to prevent stories of missing items from the bag, the committee has decided to distribute the bags to the contingent on the final day of camping when they are ready to move straight to the airport.”
He applauded the Ministry of Youth and Sports for their immense contribution at helping acquire the kits which will help give the athletes the comfort to go about their events at the competition.
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