Teqball added to All-Africa Games
The International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) is pleased to announce that teqball has been added to the All-Africa Games 2023 as a demonstration sport. The 13th edition of the Continental Games will take place in Accra, Ghana in August 2023.
The All-Africa Games features 24 sport, including over 15 Olympic sports, in Africa’s most prestigious multisport event. The All-Africa Games, first held in 1965, is organised by the African Union (AU), the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC), and the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).
Teqball Co-Founders Gábor Borsányi (FITEQ President), Viktor Huszár (FITEQ Chairman), and György Gattyán (FITEQ Vice-President), and FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr reflected on this milestone achievement, saying: “This is an important milestone for the global teqball family and we cannot wait to be a part of this highly prestigious event next year. Teqball featured at the 2019 edition of the games in Morocco, which was a key moment in our journey to develop teqball throughout Africa. Our sport is growing rapidly across Africa and we truly believe teqball’s inclusion at the 2023 All-Africa Games will help engage a new generation of athletes with our inclusive and dynamic sport.”
FITEQ hosted the African Beach Cup in conjunction with the 2019 African Beach Games held in Sal, Cape Verde, where, and at the same time, teqball was also officially recognised by ANOCA at its General Assembly. FITEQ’s development programmes, as well as partnership with Olympafrica, have been key to the growth of teqball and para teqball in Africa over the past few years, resulting in 40 National Teqball Federations, including Ghana.