Accra hosts second ECOWAS games

Accra will host the second edition of the Under 23 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) games from 2 - 12 June.

168 participants are expected to take part in the games, which are designed to promote regional integration and peace within the sub-region, and include a variety of sporting disciplines such as athletics, boxing, wrestling and football.

The inaugural tournament was held in Abuja, Nigeria in September 2010.

 ECOWAS uses sport as a means of uniting countries and regularly organises sporting activities, and the games are open to all 15 member states.

 The mission of ECOWAS – which was founded in 1975 – is to promote economic integration between its 15 member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.