Accra Great Olympics F.C.

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Accra Great Olympics is a Ghanaian professional football club based in Accra, Greater Accra. The club is currently competing in the Ghana Premier League.[1] It has won the Ghana Premier League twice, in 1970, 1974 and the Ghana FA Cup thrice, in 1975, 1983 and 1995.[2] Since its inception the club has forged a fierce rivalry between their neighbours Accra Hearts of Oak which has culminated into interesting game weeks over the years when the two face each other.[3][4][5][6]

Accra Great Olympics FC
The Official Accra Great Olympics logo.jpg
Full nameAccra Great Olympics Football Club Limited
Nickname(s)Oly Dade
Founded1954; 68 years ago (1954)
GroundAccra Sports Stadium
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Capacity40,000
ManagerAnnor Walker
LeagueGhana Premier League
Current season


HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1954 in Accra, Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It celebrated its 52nd anniversary in 2006, and their 66th in 2020.[7][8][9]

2020Edit

The club is currently coached by Annor Walker assisted by Yaw Preko and captained by Ghanaian 2009 U-20 World Cup champion Gladson Awako.[10]

GroundsEdit

The club plays their matches at the Accra Sports Stadium.[11][12]

Current squadEdit

As of 1 January 2021

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GHA Benjamin Asare
2 DF   GHA Jamal Deen Haruna
3 FW   GHA Sunday Alhassan
4 DF   GHA Samuel Ashie Quaye
5 DF   GHA Philip Nii Kojo Sackey
6 DF   GHA Matthew Ofori Dunga
7 FW   GHA Maxwell Abbey Quaye (vice-captain)
8 MF   GHA Michel Otou
9 MF   GHA Roger Sackey
11 MF   GHA Michael Yeboah
12 MF   GHA Godfred Odametey
13 FW   GHA Tijani Ahmed
14 FW   GHA Abdul Manaf Mudasiru
15 DF   GHA Stephan Sowah
No. Pos. Nation Player
16 GK   GHA Saed Salifu
17 MF   GHA David Amuzu
18 MF   GHA Mujeed Abdul Hakeem
19 DF   GHA Eric Osei Bonsu
20 MF   GHA Charles Danso Otu
21 DF   GHA Razak Kasim
22 GK   GHA Stephen Kwaku
23 MF   GHA Mustapha Zakaria
24 FW   GHA Arnold Abbey Mensah
25 MF   GHA Hamza Zakari
26 DF   GHA Ebenezer Sekyere
36 DF   GHA Rodney Appiah
38 FW   GHA Jacob Kingston

[10]

HonoursEdit

Performance in CAF CompetitionsEdit

1971: Semi-Final
1975: First Round
1999 – First Round
1984 – Second Round
1992 – Second Round
1996 – withdrew in First Round
2000 – First Round

Participation in CAF CompetitionsEdit

Year Tournament Round Club Home Away Total
1971 African Cup of Champions Clubs 1   Abaluhya United 3-1 0-0 3-1
2   MMM Tamatave 4-0 1-2 5-2
Quarterfinal   Coffee United SC 2-0 0-0 2-0
Semi-final   Asante Kotoko 1-1 0-1 1-2
1975 African Cup of Champions Clubs 1   Enugu Rangers 0-2 1-2 1-4
1984 African Cup Winners’ Cup 1   Djoliba AC 0-0 4-0 4-0
2   ASEC Mimosas 2-1 0-2 2-3
1992 African Cup Winners’ Cup 1   Invincible Eleven 0-1 2-0 2-1
2   DC Motema Pembe 1-0 2-4 3-4
1996 African Cup Winners’ Cup 1   ASF Douanes w.o.1
1999 CAF Cup 1   Etoile Filante 3-2 0-2 3-4
2000 African Cup Winners’ Cup 1   Al Ittihad Tripoli 2-0 0-2 2-2 (2-3 p)

1- Great Olympics withdrew

ManagersEdit

Annor Walker (Head Coach)[13] 2020–

Yaw Preko (Assistant Head Coach)[14] 2020–

Godwin Attram (Assistant Head Coach)[14] 2020–2021

Previous notable coachesEdit

Cecil Jones Attuquayefio (1974-1984)

David Duncan (2001-2003)

Ken Augustt (2011-2012)

Godwin Attram (2017)

Yaw Preko (2020)

SeasonsEdit

2020–21 Accra Great Olympics F.C. season

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Great Olympics and King Faisal Babies Promoted". Daily Graphic. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Ghana Premier League Side Great Olympics Marks 63rd Anniversary". GhanaStar. 22 April 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Great Olympics is 52 years old". www.ghanaweb.com. 19 April 2006. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  4. ^ "HISTORY: Accra Great Olympics". GhanaSoccernet. 13 November 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  5. ^ Association, Ghana Football. "Hearts of Oak meet city rivals Great Olympics in Ga Mashie derby – Preview". www.ghanafa.org. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Celebrating Accra Great Olympics: Once-Upon-A-Time The Backbone Of Accra Hearts of Oak — Larry writes - Kickgh.com". www.kickgh.com. 12 April 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Great Olympics Board Chairman pleads for unity on club's 66th anniversary". www.ghanaweb.com. 23 April 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  8. ^ Quansah, Maurice (21 April 2020). "Great Olympics Board Chairman calls for unity on club's 66th anniversary". Graphic SPORTS. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Ato Coleman donates nose masks to Accra Great Olympics - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. 9 May 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  10. ^ a b Elorm Benaiah, Gary Al-Smith. "The ultimate 18-team Ghana Premier League season guide 2020/21 - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Great Olympics held at home by Karela United". www.ghanaweb.com. 23 January 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  12. ^ "Great Olympics mobilize supporters to enter Accra Sports Stadium for WAFA tie". Modern Ghana. 20 December 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  13. ^ "Coach Annor Walker takes over from Yaw Preko and Godwin Attram- Great Olympics CEO". GhanaSoccernet. 10 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Yaw Preko appointed Great Olympics assistant coach". GhanaSoccernet. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2021.