The most recognized known sports game in Ghana is football. Rather, Ghana is known as one of the biggest football countries in entire Africa. Almost every football lover must have heard of two big club names, namely Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko.
In the 19th century, people started playing football in Ghana. It was the European merchant dominating the coastal area who built some castle to facilitate trade. However, in leisure time, these sailors use to play football. Gradually the popularity of the game grew and took new heights. After using the actual laws relating to the game, from the year 1905, Africans began to handle the matches. After this, many clubs were even formed along the coast, which includes the name of Accra Hearts of Oak, Accra Standfast, and Cape Coast Mysterious Dwarfs, Cape Coast venomous Vipers, Sekondi Eleven Wise and Sekindi Hasaacas. The sports were administered by the Ghana Football Association between the years 1957 and 2018. Now, there are more than 30 football teams of Ghana who take part in the Ghana Premier League.
Successful Football Clubs In Ghana
- Kumasi Asante Kotoko
Kumasi Asante Kotoka is ranked first as the biggest club among all the football teams of Ghana. The Ghana club is even known as the Porcupine Warriors. They have emerged as the champions of the Ghana Premier League for 24 times. They even bagged the CAF Champions League twice. Asante Kotoko was ranked as the African club of the 20th century, 31st in the African country, and 517 in the entire world by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. They even have 8 FA cups and 3 Ghana Super cups in their name.
- Ashanti Gold Soccer Club
Founded in the year 1978, the Ashanti Gold Soccer club is known as one of the most successful football clubs in the country. This Ghana football team is even known as AshGold. The name has been given because of its origin in the gold mining town of Obuasi. They have registered 4 Premier League titles and 1 FA cup in their name.
- Accra Hearts of Oak
This football team is the oldest club in Ghana and is known as the biggest rival of Kotoka. They are commonly referred to as hearts in Ghana. They have won Premiership on 20ocassions, 10 FA cup titles, and 2 Ghana Super cup.
It can be said the almost every person living in Ghana loves and enjoy watching football.