- Address: Kumasi
- Country: Ghana
- Capacity: 40,000
- Opened: 1959
- Main use: Football
- Tenants: Asante Kotoko (football)
Extra stadium info – Baba Yara Sports Stadium
The venue, which is also used for athletics, hosted several matches for the African championship for national football teams. The first game of the African championship for national football teams at the stadium took place on 6 March 1978. The match between Morocco and Tunisia ended in a 1-1 draw. Hassan Amcharrat from Morocco scored the first goal of the match and Ali Kaabi from Tunisia scored the second goal of the match.
The national football team of Ghana
The Baba Yara Sports Stadium became one of the venues used by the national football team of Ghana. 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.
Asante Kotoko and the Accra Hearts of Oak
Asante Kotoko use the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for home games. The football club from Kumasi and the Accra Hearts of Oak became the first football clubs from Ghana with 100,000 followers on their main social media page. In 2008, Asante Kotoko became the first football club from Ghana with 20 domestic top-flight league titles. The next year, the Accra Hearts of Oak became the second club from Ghana with 20 domestic top-flight league titles. Asante Kotoko won the African championship for football clubs in 1970 for the first time in their history. They won the title after beating the club which is now named Tout Puissant Mazembe. The Accra Hearts of Oak won the African championship for football clubs in 2000 for the first time in their history.