Ghana is well positioned to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 – Mustapha Ussif

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Usif has announced that Ghana is considering to host the next Commonwealth Games slated for 2026.

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He said the country is in a good position to host the Olympic-style tournament between all Commonwealth nations.

Speaking in an exclusive interview GHONE TV‘s sports show, The Game with Benjamin Yamoah and Monica Bukari, Mustapha Ussif indicated Ghana is well positioned to host the commonwealth Games on the back of successfully hosting the African Games.

Mustapha Ussif revealed that the President of the Commonwealth Games was in Ghana recently.

“In fact, the President of the Commonwealth Games was in Ghana recently, and we held several meetings with him. He visited our facilities for the African Games and was impressed. They want an African nation to host the games.”


He further revealed Ghana is well positioned to host the rest of the Commonwealth nations in the Commonwealth Games after successfully hosting the rest of Africa in the recently ended African Games.

“We have the existing facilities to host the Commonwealth Games, plus it won’t cost us much to host the games as compared to how much it cost us to host the African games if we decide to”.

“The Commonwealth Games secretariat even gives the host nation money unlike the African Games where the host solely funds every expenditure for the games, so Ghana can host it if we decide to do it,” Mustapha Ussif said.

As things stand now, the 2026 edition of the Commonwealth Games is in limbo, as original hosts Victoria in Australia have withdrawn its bid last year due to cost concerns.


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