Ghana offers a wide array of sports and leisure activities for the young and the young at heart. A variety of activities are available, at a variety of venues and times.
Football is the national sport in Ghana. Given the ‘Black Stars’ – the Ghanaian team’s – performance in the 2006 World Cup it can only get bigger and better. Football in Ghana is everywhere! Whether it’s flags on cars, stickers in taxis, locals in football jerseys or kids playing in the street, it’s immediately apparent that Ghanaians are extremely passionate about football.
Our football placements in Ghana provide an opportunity for all young players to develop their basic skills and techniques with the hope that some may achieve the success of Michael Essien or Stephen Appiah. There will also be the opportunity to see one of Ghana’s many club teams – Kotoko and Hearts of Oak being the two best. Volunteers sometimes take young players to games to help with their footballing development.
We have football placements where anyone with past experience could take on coaching responsibility from the day they arrive and we also have a new project suitable for volunteers who have no previous coaching experience but lots of enthusiasm for the beautiful game.