Ghana is set to host the 2023 International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation (IFBB) West African Championship, scheduled to take place from March 16-18, 2023.
Mr Clement Osei Aboagye, the Communications Manager of the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association (GBFA), confirmed in an interview that ten countries, including Burkina Faso, Congo, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, have already confirmed their participation in the event.
He further noted that participants are expected to arrive on Thursday, with the weigh-in of athletes slated for Friday, while the main event is scheduled to start on Saturday.
The supervisor of the championship, Mr Victor Hernadez, from the IFBB board in Spain will be present in Ghana from Thursday.
According to Mr Osei Aboagye, the competition will serve as a qualification for the Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Championship in South Africa in May this year.
He called on corporate entities and individuals to support the Ghana Bodybuilding and Fitness Association in the organization of the event.