2019 African Games

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XII African Games
Host cityCasablanca and Rabat, Morocco
Nations participating53
Opening ceremony23 August 2019
Closing ceremony3 September 2019
Officially opened byKing Mohammed VI (expected)
Main venueStade Mohammed V
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The 12th African Games will take place from 23 August to 3 September 2019 in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco. This will be the first time to be hosted by more than one city and will be the first time that the African Games to be hosted by Morocco.

Host awarding[edit]

The 12th African Games will schedule on September 2019. Accra, Nairobi and Lusaka announced that they will put in a bid for this edition, but none of them were selected.[1]

But from 13 to 17 June 2016, at the headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Second Ordinary Session of the Specialist Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports took place, at which the Equatorial Guinea candidacy to organise the 2019 African Games was approved.[2]

Due to economic problems Malabo gave back the right to host the tournament.[3] Lusaka, the capital of Zambia was later speculated to host the Games but refused, citing lack of facilities.[4][5] In July 2018, Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco was selected to replace Malabo, Equatorial Guinea as host the 2019 edition.[6]


  1. ^ "Ghana to bid for 2019 All Africa Games". GhanaWeb. 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Equatorial Guinea to hold 2019 African Games". Guinea Ecuatorial Press. 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ New host needed for 2019 African Games after Equatorial Guinea withdraw. Inside the Games, 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ we Ain’t ready To stage 2019 AAG
  5. ^ All Africa Games. FEI. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ Morocco To Host African Games Around The Rings, 25 July 2018