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Sport and Activities in Accra


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Ghana has a passionate soccer (football) spirit that crosses cultures and demographics. The country's national team - the Black Stars - was the most successful African team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Their U-20 World Cup Team - the Black Satellites - have also been quite successful in Africa and abroad. Other football teams worth keeping an eye on include the Asante Kotoko SC and Accra Hearts of Oak SC.

Stadiums

The Accra Sports (Ohene Djan) Stadium sits 40,000 people and is used primarily for soccer (football) matches.

Activities

In addition to soccer, there are a number of other sport clubs, groups and areas that expats can visit. This includes:

  • Achimota Golf Club: The city's oldest golf club
  • Accra Lawn and Tennis Club: 9 clay courts and a somewhat decrepit main building
  • Burma Camp Saddle Club: Horseback riding within the military compound east of Cantonments
  • Accra Polo Club: Has three horses and is located just south of the Accra Mall
  • Ghana Sailing Club: Located 120km east of Accra, and sails in the Volta River
  • Accra Rugby Club

Otherwise, it is also easy to run, bike and hike in Accra and its surroundings. Surfing is possible in a few areas along the coast, and dive shops are slowly emerging.

Gym

There are a number of gyms and fitness facilities located throughout Accra. Prices vary considerably for classes and memberships so it is best to contact the gym directly for further information.

  • Burma Camp Leisure Center: Includes a 50m swimming pool, a gym, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, aerobics classes and coaches. This is the largest fitness center in Accra and is located east of Cantonments.
  • Total Fitness Health Club: Gym, studio and 20x10m swimming pool located in East Legon.

Update 9/05/2015

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