Today marks the 63rd years after Ghana gained independence from their colonial masters, Great Britain, after years of struggles and negotiations.
History has it that the battle to sovereignty had not been easy but Ghana emerged victors.
After Ghana gaining independence in 1957, the need to have a body govern football became a requisite.
1957 saw Ohene Djan elected as the General Secretary of the Football Association and led Ghana to strategically align with the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) in 1958 and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in 1960.
Football in Ghana has evolved over the years and administrations have changed hands in a bid to make football better in the country.
After 63 years, football in Ghana has grown significantly.
In the spirit of marking Ghana’s freedom, here is how the sports fraternity celebrated our independence:
Ghana Football Association (GFA) tweeted, “Happy Independence Day Anniversary to our beloved Ghana”.
Happy Independence Day Anniversary to our beloved Ghana#BringBackThelove#PrideAndPatriotism pic.twitter.com/aE1m4Uf6Md
— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) March 6, 2020
Some clubs in Ghana joined the train and tweeted messages to mark Ghana’s independence.
Happy 63rd Independence Day Ghana 🇬🇭.
From all of us at Ashantigold SC 😊.#Miners🟡⚫️💪🏽 #GhanaAt63 pic.twitter.com/7KLtzLTx0G
— Ashantigold SC (@AshantiGoldSC_) March 6, 2020
God bless our Homeland Ghana.✌#AKSC #KARKOT pic.twitter.com/4nJqAalzfj
— Asante Kotoko SC (@AsanteKotoko_SC) March 6, 2020
Happy Independence Day!
God bless our homeland Ghana ⚽🇬🇭💪🏾
🔴⚪️🔵 #iafc #ElevenIsToOne pic.twitter.com/ToWfV81Lz6
— Inter Allies FC (@InterAlliesFC) March 6, 2020
German Bundesliga side, Bayern Leverkusen also joined the party as they wished Ghana on its 63rd independence day celebration.
🇬🇭❤️ Happy Independence Day to everyone in Ghana! pic.twitter.com/g7ePPFeEGb
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) March 6, 2020
Some Black Stars players too tweeted to show their patriotism.
Happy Independence Day to our dear country, Ghana. May God continue to make homeland great and strong. 🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/xIFmH7D0uw
— André Ayew (@AyewAndre) March 6, 2020
🇬🇭 happy 63rd Independence Day to our homeland Ghana 🇬🇭 ✊❤️ pic.twitter.com/y70bCAutRm
— M.M.JUNIOR WAKASO (@WakasoBobby) March 6, 2020
International journalists were not left out in marking this memorable day.
😍😍😍😍 #GhanaAt63 🇬🇭🇬🇭 pic.twitter.com/S5iLeyfhbJ
— Juliet Bawuah (@julietbawuah) March 6, 2020
Happy 63rd Independence Day Ghana 🇬🇭 ,un pays qui grandement a donné des légendes au foot africain @AnthonyBaffoe #AbediPele, @ASAMOAH_GYAN3 @Jo_Ayew ….! @julietbawuah @ghanafaofficial @SaddickAdams @Ghanasoccernet @NAkufoAddo ! pic.twitter.com/rj9sLrYZMT
— Lassana Camara 🎙📻🎤 (@lassanawelt) March 6, 2020