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2019 African Games begins in Morocco

Baku, August 21, AZERTAC

The opening ceremony of the 12th African Games, which is also the largest ever African Games, was held Monday night at the Prince Moulay Abdellah stadium in Rabat, Morocco.

All the participating countries had a march past to showcase their contingent as well as a bit of their culture at the ceremony.

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Union of African Sports Confederations (UCSA) Ahmed Naseer, as well as Morocco`s Minister of Sports Moulay Rachid were present at the event.

This will be the first time that the African Games will be hosted by Morocco following the country`s readmission to the African Union.

The tournament will bring together more than 7,000 athletes from 54 nations competing in 26 sports disciplines, 17 of which will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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