Accra Sports Stadium

 
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* Address: Kinbu Road, Accra
* Country: Ghana
* Capacity: 39,000
* Opened: 1960
* Main use: Football
* Tenants: Accra Hearts of Oak (football)

Extra stadium info – Accra Sports Stadium

The stadium, which is also sometimes used for rugby union, hosted several Africa Cup of Nations matches. In 1963, the venue hosted its first final of the African championship for national football teams. Ghana won the match after defeating Sudan. In 1970, Sudan were crowned African football champions for the first time in their history. The Accra Hearts of Oak use the Accra Sports Stadium for home games. They won the African championship for football clubs in 2000 for the first time in their history after defeating the Tunisian club Espérance Sportive de Tunis in Accra, with tens of thousands of fans in attendance.

Asante Kotoko are known as the arch-rivals of the Accra Hearts of Oak. In 1970, they became the first football club from Ghana with a continental championship title. Asante Kotoko and the Accra Hearts of Oak became the first football clubs from Ghana with 20 domestic top-flight football league titles. Asante Kotoko won their 20th domestic league title in 2005 and the Accra Hearts of Oak won their 20th domestic league title in 2009. Asante Kotoko became the first sports club from Ghana with 100,000 followers on their main social media page, followed by the Accra Hearts of Oak.

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