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Background: Dr. George Benneh, President of the Federation of African University Sports, discussed plans on Thursday (13 June) for the first All African University Games to be held in Ghana in December.
Dr. Benneh told newsmen at a conference in Legon, Ghana, that the event was a challenge to the whole nation because Ghana would be expected to live up to its reputation as a friendly, resourceful and dynamic country. If the Games were a success, it would "strengthen the confidence placed in Ghana by its brothers and sisters across the continent", he added.
The executive committee of the Federation of African Sports unanimously selected Ghana to host the Games at its meeting in Algiers in December 1971.
Dr. Benneh said the organising committee had set up ten sub-committees, ranging form a protocol, reception and ceremonial committee to a souvenir committee. The organising committee had asked delegates from all the participating countries to a preparatory conference at the end of July.
So far, the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Liberia, Sierre Leone, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Dahomey, Tunisia, Algeria, Zaire, the Congo, Cameroon and Zambia have registered for the Games.
Each country will send one national team made up of the best competitors from its universities. The sports involved in the Games are athletics, basketball, volley-ball, hand-ball, tennis, table tennis, soccer and swimming.
As Legon University's sports grounds are inadequate for the event, the Games will be held in Accra.
SYNOPSIS: In Legon, Ghana, on Thursday, Dr. George Benneh -- President of the Federation of African, University Sports -- told newsmen about the plans of this December's first All African University Games. Dr. Benneh said the event was a challenge to the whole nation because Ghana would be expected to live up to its reputation as a friendly, resourceful and dynami??? country.
Dr. Benneh said ten committees had been set up -- from a protocol, reception and ceremonial committee to a souvenir committee. Delegates from the fifteen participating countries have been asked to a preparatory conference next month.
Each country will send one national team from its Universities to the Games, Athletics, tennis, soccer and swimming are the main sports involved.