- Address: Accra
- Country: Ghana
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: 1952
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Accra Lions (football), Hearts of Oak (football)
Extra stadium info – Accra Sports Stadium
The Accra Sports Stadium is among the main sports venues in Ghana. In 1963, the national football team of Ghana were crowned African champions at the stadium after beating Sudan 3-0. During that final, Charles Kumi Gyamfi was the manager of Ghana and Lozan Vladimirov Kotsev was the coach of Sudan. Edward Aggrey-Fynn scored the first goal of the game. Edward Kobina Acquah scored twice after the first goal.
The 2010 FIFA World Cup
In 2010, the national football team of Ghana became the third national football team from Africa in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final. They lost the game against Uruguay. Ghana reached the quarter-finals after beating the United States. Uruguay reached the quarter-finals after beating the Republic of Korea, commonly known as South Korea. The Argentine Republic, Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands, Paraguay and Spain also reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The national football team of Spain won the tournament after defeating the Netherlands in the final. Andrés Iniesta Luján scored the only goal of the match.
Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club and Accra Lions Football Club use the Accra Sports Stadium for home games. The Hearts of Oak became the first sports club from Accra with 100,000 followers on its main social media page. The club was founded in 1911. In 2000, they won the African championship for football clubs for the first time in their history. The Hearts of Oak won the title in front of tens of thousands of fans in Accra.
Domestic league titles
The Hearts of Oak won their 20th domestic top-flight football league title in 2009. Asante Kotoko, the arch-rivals of the Hearts of Oak, became the first football club from Ghana with 20 domestic top-flight football league titles. The Serbian manager Kostadin Papić, who managed football clubs in several African countries, left the Accra Hearts of Oak soon after they won their 20th league title in 2005. In 2001, he won the Nigerian top-flight football league with Enyimba. It was the inaugural championship title for the football club.