Ghana - Foundation Dates of Clubs

Accra                   1910 [D]  Invincibles FC
                        1911      Hearts of Oak [on Nov 11] 
                        1912      Accra Great Olympics [founded as Energetics, 1924-54 Accra Steadfast]
                        1961 [D]  Real Republicans [on Jan 23]
                        1994      Tudu Mighty Jets FC 
                        1996      Liberty Professionals FC
                                  International Allies FC
                        1997      Zaytuna FC United [on Dec 17 as Stay Cool]
                        1998      Nania FC Accra (Legon)
                        1999      Right to Dream Academy 
                                  Vision FC [founded as Eleven Strangers] 
                        2009      Dreams FC
                        2015      Accra Lions FC [on Dec 12] 

Aiyinase                2013      Karela United FC [on Oct 1]    
Akim Oda                2003      Kotoku Royals FC                  
                        2010      Akim Oda Sunderland Football Academy [founded Jul]  
Bechem                  1966      Bechem United FC
Berekum                 1995      Berekum Arsenal FC
                        2000      Berekum Chelsea FC [on Jan 10 as Semereka FC]
Bibiani                 1998      Bibiani Gold Stars FC
Bolgatanga              1993      Bolgatanga All Stars [on Feb 27]
                                  Bolgatanga Manchester City FC 
Buduburam               2001      Buduburam FC
Cape Coast              1903 [D]  Excelsior [founded in Sep]
                        1932      Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs FC [founded as
                                      Essienimpong Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs FC;
                                      ordered to be liquidated by high court in
                                      July 2019 (appeal running)]
Dawu                    1987      Dawu Youngsters

Dormaa Ahenkro          1985      Aduana Stars FC 
Elmina                  1998      Elmina Sharks FC [founded as Coconut Grove Sharks FC]
Ho                      2006      Dynamo FC 
Keta                    2002      Keta Sandlanders FC
Koforidua               1954      Eastern Rovers FC   
Kpandu                  2002      Heart of Lions FC

Kumasi                  1924      Asante Kotoko [founded as Rainbow FC; later
                                      known as Ashanti United and Titanics]
                        1931      Cornerstones [on Jun 16]
                        1956      King Faisal Babies FC [founded as King Faisal FC]
                        1980      Auroras 

Legon                   1998      FC Nania

Obuasi                  1978      Ashanti Gold SC [founded as Obuasi Goldfields SC]
Prampram                1970      Prampram Mighty Royals FC

Prestea                 1965      Prestea Mines Star FC [on Mar 6]

Sekondi-Takoradi        1919      Eleven Wise
                        1925      Sekondi Hasaacas FC [founded as Fanti United]
                        1957      Ghana Independence FC [dissolved 1966]
                        2009      Takoradi FC 
                                  Paa Grant Soccer Academy 

Sogakope                1972      West Africa Football Academy SC [founded als Feyenoord Academy (Gomoa Fetteh)]
                        2008 [D]  Red Bull Ghana [dissolved 2014)   
Suhum                   1996      Maxbees FC
Sunyani                 1959      Brong Ahafo Stars FC [on Apr 4]
                        1960      Brong Ahafo FC
                        1963      Tano Bofoakwa FC

Tamale                  1953      Gbewaa FC [merged 1976 with Northern United FC and Savannah Stars to Real Tamale United]
                                  Savannah Stars [merged 1976 with Gbewaa FC and Northern United FC to Real Tamale United]
                        1973      Northern United FC [merged 1976 with Gbewaa FC and Savannah Stars to Real Tamale United]
                        1976      Real Tamale United merger of Gbewaa FC, Northern United FC and Savannah Stars]
Tarkwa                  2002      Medeama SC [founded Apr 18 as Kessben FC] 
                        2008      Emmanuel Stars FC [founded as FC Medeama]
Tema                    1966 [D]  Tema Hurricans FC [dissolved 1968]
                        1991 [D]  Roadmasters 
                        1996      International Allies FC [founded in Oct] 
                        1997 [D]  Real Sportive [dissolved 2009] 
                        2005      Tema Youth FC
                        2010      Amidaus Professionals FC  

Wa                      2006      Wa All Stars FC [founded Jan; merger of Freedom Stars FC, Veterans FC and Wa United FC]  
Wenchi                  2007      Wenchi SC [founded as Unity Sporting Club]  

Winneba                 1999      Effutu Great Kingdy FC [founded on July 1 as Effutu Great Orison FC]
[D] denotes club was later dissolved

NB: Excelsior (Cape Coast) were the first club founded in Ghana
    (known as Gold Coast at the time).  Other clubs to have been
    founded early in the 20th century and apparently now dissolved:
    Accra: Energetics, Never Miss, Royalists, Osu Pioneers, Africa, Wolves
           (all 'by 1912');
    Cape Coast: Evertons, Blankson’s XI, Sports, Swallows, Rose XI,
                Bolton Wanderers, Judges, Gardens, Titanics, Majestics 
    Sekondi-Takoradi: Mosquitos, Western Wanderers, Jericho,
                      Railway Apprentices, Ga United

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