The Accra 2023 Organising Committee has released its first newsletter ©Accra 2023

Organisers of the re-arranged 2023 African Games in Accra has launched a new newsletter as it attempts to build anticipation for the continental event next year.

It is due to be the 13th edition of the Games and the first time it has been hosted by Ghana, with more than 5,000 athletes expected to compete.

"The 13th African Games will not only captivate a vast global audience of over 5.5 billion but also serve as an official qualifier for the prestigious XXXIII Olympic Games in Paris 2024," read the Accra 2023 newsletter.

"We invite you to join us on this remarkable journey as we celebrate the very best of Africa to the world.

"This newsletter will keep you informed about the latest updates, highlights, and stories that emerge during our preparation towards the grand celebration of talent and culture.

"We believe that the 13th African Games, Accra 2023 will stand as a true beacon of sporting excellence, and we invite you to be a part of it.

"Thank you for your readership, and together, let's Experience the African Dream."

The first Accra 2023 newsletter features multiple stories dated to last year ©Accra 2023
The first Accra 2023 newsletter features multiple stories dated to last year ©Accra 2023

The newsletter features articles on preparations for the Games, with the first detailing the Ghanaian Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif's visit to the event's venues.

But, all of the stories are dated to last year with no current news on display. 

Ghana was due to host the African Games this year but its extreme debt and a dispute over marketing rights pushed the multi-sport event into 2024. 

Dates of March 8 to 23 next year have been set instead.

The country secured a $3 billion (£2.4 billion/€2.8 billion) loan package from the International Monetary Fund in May and many believe holding the African Games would be irresponsible in the current financial climate.

The first African Para Games were held in Accra last month, despite the severe economic crisis the country is currently facing.