Solomon Hammond was among the winners at the National Athletics Invitational Championships ©Accra 2023

The Accra 2023 African Games Organising Committee has helped stage National Athletics Invitational Championships.

The Ghana Athletics Association, Ghana Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Youth and Sports were also involved in laying on the competition at Cape Coast Stadium.

Results from the competition - staged on June 30 and July 1 - could impact team selection for next year's African Games, according to the Organising Committee.

Highlights included Edwin Gadayi winning the men's 200 metres in 20.85sec - Ghana's best time of 2022.

The University of Ghana’s Solomon Hammond won the men's 100m in 10.35 and the women's race went the way of Mary Boakye in 11.79.

Cape Coast Stadium is not due to stage events come the 2023 African Games, however, several University of Ghana venues are.

August 2023 has been identified as the most likely window for the next edition of the African Games.

An Accra 2023 logo and eagle mascot, named ɔkɔdeɛ, were launched in late 2021.

Ghana will have high hopes for track and field events and seek to build on the four medals - two of them gold, in the men's 4x100m relay and via Rose Yeboah's women's high jump title - won at the 2019 African Games in Moroccan capital Rabat.