- Accra Sports Stadium
Accra Sports Stadium Former names Ohene Djan Sports Stadium Location Accra, Ghana Capacity 40,000 Tenants Great Olympics
Hearts of Oak
Accra Sports Stadium is a multi-use, 40,000 all-seater stadium in Accra, Ghana, mostly used for association football matches. Originally known as the Accra Sports Stadium, the stadium was renamed after Ohene Djan, the country's first Director of Sports, in 2004. Its renaming was quite controversial and opposed by many in Accra's Ga community who felt that a prominent Ga should be given the honor since the stadium is a centerpiece of downtown Accra. There has been ongoing controversy about the name of the stadium. On June 16 2011, the name 'Ohene Djan Stadium' on the stadium building was changed to 'Accra Sports Stadium' without any official announcement.
As a designated venue of some of the 2008 African Cup of Nations matches, the stadium was rebuilt, upgraded and modernized to meet FIFA standards. Work on the stadium was completed in October 2007. It was inaugurated with a four-nations tournament that Ghana won (the Zenith Cup).
Notes and references
- ^ www.fussballtempel.net
- ^ Ghanaian Chronicle (28 April 2005). "Ohene Djan Did Not Warrant Honour - Adjin Tettey". Sports news (Ghana Home Page). http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/artikel.php?ID=80345. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
- ^ "Ohene Djan Stadium renamed Accra Sports Stadium". Ghana Home Page. 2011-06-17. http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/SportsArchive/artikel.php?ID=211396. Retrieved 2011-06-19.
- ^ "Accra National Stadium". Cup of Nations Venue Guide (BBC). http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/sport/football/africa/cup_of_nations/accra.stm. Retrieved 2007-04-06.
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