African Para Games
First event2023 African Para Games in Accra, Ghana
Occur every4 years
Last event2023 African Para Games in Accra, Ghana
Next event2027 African Para Games in Cairo, Egypt
PurposeMulti-sport event for athletes with physical disabilities from nations on the African continent

The African Para Games is a multi-sport event contested by para-athletes from African nations.


The General Assembly of the African Paralympic Committee (AfPC) in 2021 in Rabat, Morocco, elected and endorsed Ghana to host and organize the first African Para Games. Pursuance to the decision in 2017 by the AfPC General Assembly to have a stand-alone multi-para sports event for persons with disabilities and an impairment in Africa.

The first edition of the African Para Games was announced by International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons, in January 2022 during a visit to Ghana, the host country of the 2023 African Games.[1][2]

List of African Para Games

African Para Games is located in Africa
Host cities of the African Para Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by[a] Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
1 2023 Accra  Ghana Mustapha Ussif[b] 3 September 12 September 18 400 3 7  Morocco (MAR) [3]
2 2027 Cairo  Egypt


  1. ^ Names & offices in italics reflect an opener who was not head of state when opening the Games. If the office is partially italicized, the non-italicized portion is the office & name of the head of state being represented.
  2. ^ Minister for Youth and Sports, representing Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana.


Main article: African Para Games Sports

The sports contested or planned to be contested at the African Para Games are; Para Athletics, Para powerlifting, Para Taekwondo, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball, Sitting Volleyball, Amputee football, and Blind football.[4]

Number Event 2023 2027
Team Sports
1 Wheelchair basketball Yes
2 Amputee football Yes
Racket Sports
3 Wheelchair tennis Yes

See also


  1. ^ Dowdeswell, Andrew (6 January 2022). "Parsons offers full IPC commitment to first-ever African Para Games in Ghana in 2023". Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  2. ^ Dowdeswell, Andrew (8 October 2021). "Ghana pledges to host first-ever African Paralympic Games in 2023". Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  3. ^ ANOCA (archived)
  4. ^ "2023 African Championships @ African Para Games". 16 February 2023.