Monday, 18 January 2016

Ghana’s firsts (Part 1)

Ghana’s firsts (Part 1)Milestones and achievements are always celebrated and honored worldwide. Some are marked with awards and national recognition. Others are just talked about a few times and then fade into history.Ghana is a great nation which has been blessed with many pace-setting achievements and unmatched milestones . Let us look at a few of these and celebrate the greatness of this historic West African country. Jovago Africa’s #1 online hotel booking portal brings you some facts that make Ghana great.

1.Ghana was the first black African nation to gain independence from colonial rule. On 6th March1957Ghana (formerly called the Gold Coast) attained full independence from the colonial rule of the British. Hence the United Kingdom gave up its control over the colony of the then Gold Coast, Ashanti, Northern Territories and British Togoland. Since 1957, Ghana has independently grown from strength to strength under the able leadership of various Ghanaian leaders and government officials.

2. Ghana was the first African Country to win both the FIFA U-17 and FIFA U-20 world cup tournaments. In the world of sports, specifically football, Ghana is spectacular. Ghana is remembered in history as the first African country to win the FIFA U-17 world cup staged in Italy in 1991. Although Ghana won it again in Ecuador 1995, it is the first win in 1991 which holds much significance as it was the first time an African Country won that particular trophy. Also in 2009, when the FIFA U-20 world cup was staged in Egypt, Ghana surpassed every obstacle to become the first African Nation to win that tournament. Read More...


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