Football is the most popular sport in Ghana.
Since 1957, the sport has been administered by the Ghana Football Association (GFA/Ghana FA).
Internationally, Ghana is represented by the male ‘Black Stars‘ and the female ‘Black Queens’.
The top male domestic football league in Ghana is the Ghana Premier League, and the top female domestic football league in Ghana is the Ghana Women’s Football League.
Ghana Premier League
The Ghana Premier League is the first division in Ghanaian professional football organized by the Ghana Football Association. It consists of 18 teams.
The Ghana Premier League is the top professional football division of the football league system in Ghana.
Formed officially in 1956, after the last Gold Coast Club Competition was held in 1953–54, the league is organized by the Ghana Football Association and was ranked as the 11th best league in Africa by the IFFHS from 2001–2010, and the league was also ranked 65th in the IFFHS’ Best Leagues of the World ranking, in the 1st Decade of the 21st Century (2001-2010) on 4 February 2014.
It has been dominated by Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.
The teams that finish bottom three are relegated at the end of the season and placed in each zone of the Ghana Division One League.
Division One League
This is the second division in Ghana. It consists of 3 Zones – Southern, Middle, Northern Sector. Each zone features 16 teams.
The Division One League is the second tier football league in Ghana organized by the Ghana Football Association.
It was previously known by the title sponsor as the GN Bank Division One League. It is below the Ghana Premier League.
The winner of each of the 3 zones gets promoted to the 1st division.
Division Two League (Middle League)
This league is the third division of Ghana football.
It consists of 4 associations – Brong Ahafo Football Association (Zone A and Zone B), Central Regional Football Association, Eastern Regional Football Association and Greater Accra Regional Football Association.
The Division Two League is the second tier football league in Ghana.
It is two tiers below the Ghana Premier League. The top teams after series of games are promoted to the upper tier and lower teams are relegated.
The league is divided into regional zones with a zone in each of the ten regions of the country.
Each zone is further divided into two groups to further reduce the distance between the participating teams in a zone.
Division Three League
The fourth division in the Ghanaian football system is the Division Three League.
The Division Three League is the third tier football league in Ghana.
It is three tiers below the Ghana Premier League. The league comprises 20 teams.
The last division is the Ghana Amateur Football Club Owners Association.
Ghanaian FA Cup
This is the premier knockout tournament of Ghana football. The GFA Cup features teams from all 5 divisions of the Ghana Football Association.
The Ghanaian FA Cup, currently known as the MTN FA Cup for sponsorship purposes, is the top knockout tournament of the Ghanaian association football.
The competition is played between the clubs of the Premier League, Division One League, Ghana Division Two League, Ghana Division Three League and GAFCOA.
The first GFA Cup competition took place in the season 1957-1958, with an eight years hiatus between the seasons 2002-2010.
Hearts of Oak is the most successful club, having won the competition on 10 occasions, followed by Asante Koko who have won the cup on nine occasions.
Ghana Super Cup
The Ghana Super Cup is a match played between the winner of the Ghana Premier League and the Ghanaian FA Cup.
The Ghana Super Cup is a football competition involving a match played between the champion of the Ghana Premier League and the winner of the Ghanaian FA Cup in Ghana.
The first Ghana Super Cup competition took place in the 1996–1997 season, with a thirteen-year hiatus between the seasons 1998–2010 with Asante Kotoko being the most successful club in the competition history, having won the cup on three occasions with the first being in 2012, the second in 2013 competition after defeating Medeama (3–0) in the finals and the last being 2014 because they won both the League and FA cup in that year, they were given the super cup without kicking the ball.