Football is a great game full of passion. It is believed to be the sport with the highest number of supporters. Football’s history dates back as far as the 13th century. Many legends of the game have come and gone with many countries using football as a medium for developments.
One of the best football nations in Africa is Ghana. Currently, Ghana is ranked number 15th on the FIFA best countries in the world list and the first in Africa. The passion and love for the game in Ghana is overwhelming. It’s the game with the largest supporters in Ghana. It has never been always rosy for Ghana football. The supporters had to go through the hard ordeal of seeing their country lose trophy after trophy and match after match. But Ghana has done herself proud boasting of some of the best footballers on the continent and winning so many prestigious trophies on the continent and on the world stage.
The authorities in charge of Ghana football is the Ghana football association. The association is solely responsible for football matters in country. The Ghana national teams consist of both the men’s and women’s football. The seniors of the men’s football are called Black Stars and the female’s Black Queens. Ghana also has all the other junior level of football permitted by FIFA.
The top flight football in Ghana is the Ghana premier league, followed by the division one, division two and the regional colts’ league. The Ghana premier league boasts of two of the best clubs on the continent namely Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak. The game can never be lovely without its numerous supporters. The support base for football in Ghana is over 70% of the country’s population. On match days, these Ghana football fans come from every length and breadth of the country to cheer their team up. Amidst drumming, chanting and singing, these supporters will cheer their team all day long. The chants and songs are mostly Ghana music.
Ghana will forever be a great football nation. She will continue be a massive force in the game both on the continent and world stage. But there is more room for improvement for Ghana football especially on the local scene.