Video of Ghana's Colourful Arrival at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Steals Show at Opening Ceremony

Video of Ghana's Colourful Arrival at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Steals Show at Opening Ceremony

Lukman Mumuni
July 30, 2022 at 7:16 AM
  • Ghana's contingent at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham made a colourful entry at the opening ceremony
  • The West African country was heavily represented as athletes arrive in their traditional kente clothes
  • The team has set sights on winning more medals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham as the championship begins today

Ghana's team at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games stole the show at the opening ceremony with a colourful entry.

The athletes cladded in their traditional kente apparel arrived in a glamourous display of culture and dance.

In a video posted on social media, the Ghanaian team got the biggest applause as the red, gold, green and black flag was hoisted by the leader of the contingent.

Ghana, Birmingham, 2022 Commonwealth Games
Ghana's colourful entry at Commonwealth Games in Birmingham steals the show at the opening ceremony, Credit: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Ghana is represented heavily by over hundred athletes as the country battles other Commonwealth nations for medals at the games.

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Ghana's only medalist at the competition four years ago in Gold Coast, expressed delight by the team arrival and has promised to win gold for the country.

"We have a great day today. I thank God for giving us today and me and my athletes are ready to make history," he said.
""I won bronze in 2018 at Australia. I'm looking to change the colour to gold."

The Birmingham Commonwealth Games began on July 28, 2022 and will end on August 8.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.