Ohene Djan

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Ohene Djan (* between September 1924 and September 1925, † March 26, 1987 ) was a Ghanaian sports official .


After Ghana gained independence in March 1957, the Ghana Amateur Football Association (GAFA) was founded on September 8 of the same year, a national football association. The association's first president was Ohene Djan, who held this position until 1960. In 1958 GAFA joined the African continental association CAF and the world association FIFA . The first president of the independent Ghana Kwame Nkrumah supported the development of sport to a considerable extent, founded the Central Organization of Sports on July 1, 1960 and appointed his CPP party friend Djan as the first Director of Sports . In the years that followed, Ghanaian sport continued to develop under the direction of Minister Djan, for example the national soccer team won the African Championship in 1963 and 1965. Furthermore Ohene Djan was commissioned by President Nkrumah to found a football team, which should consist of the best Ghanaian players. In 1961, the Accra-based association Real Republicans was founded. For the club, players such as Edward Acquah , Edward Aggrey-Fynn , Cecil Jones Attuquayefio , Kofi Pare and Baba Yara were used until it was dissolved in 1966 . In 1963 the Real Republicans won the national championship , between 1962 and 1965 they were also four times in a row Ghanaian cup winners; In 1964, the club reached the semi-finals of the African Cup of Champion Club . The fall of Nkrumah and his government on February 24, 1966 also meant the end of Dyan's successful career as a sports official.

In November 2004, the Accra Sports Stadium was renamed Ohene Djan Stadium in honor of the official's services , but the name was changed back in September 2010.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ History of Ghana Football , in: ghanaweb.com (November 30, 1999), accessed September 22, 2014.
  2. Ohene Djan Lectures to Resume , in: ghanaweb.com (April 17, 2002), accessed September 22, 2014.
  3. Time for honor  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , in: ghanafa.org (August 26, 2009), accessed September 22, 2014.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / www.ghanafa.org  
  4. Friend of Osagyefo Nkrumah confirms Nathan Nkrumah as son , in: ghanaweb.com (April 17, 2012), accessed September 22, 2014.
  5. a b The Political Siege At The Ohene Djan Stadium , in: modernghana.com (September 21, 2010), accessed on September 22, 2014.
  6. The 50th anniversary of Ghana's first African Cup of Nations triumph , in: ghanaweb.com (December 1, 2013), accessed on September 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Ghana - List of Cup Winners , in: rsssf.com (August 7, 2014), accessed on September 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Accra Sports Stadium is now Ohene Djan Sports Stadium , in: ghanaweb.com (November 27, 2004), accessed September 22, 2014.