Accra Sports Stadium - Main Page
Memorial Plaque of reopening the Sports Stadiun in Accra
May, 9th, 2001 - Ghana experienced here, the largest Sports Stadium Disaster that took the lives of 127 people
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 community.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 back to 'Accra Sports Stadium' without any official announcement. It has since been reverted.
The stadium is also the home of one of Africa's most popular clubs, Hearts of Oak as well as Great Olympics, but Ghana's national team matches are sometimes played there.
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).During the 2000 African Cup of Nations in Ghana and Nigeria, the stadium hosted 9 matches, and was also the venue of the 1978 final.
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