Football is arguably the most popular sport in the world and the top clubs in Ghana have an almost fanatical following.
While some famous and historic clubs like Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Oak,Great Olympics make this list, there are also some slightly surprising names like Liberty Professionals which have some very famous fans.
From TV personalities, musicians to powerful political personalities, everyone has a favourite football club. Without much ado, let us take a look at some famous celebrities and whom they support:
Kwesi Arthur – Hearts of Oak
The Tema-born hip-hop star is a Hearts of Oak superfan and has professed his love for the Rainbow club on many occasions.
I be full Hearts of Oak supporter but I be Ghanaian first bro https://t.co/YkzAhYN4Au
— Kwesi Arthur (@KwesiArthur_) April 5, 2018
Nana Aba Anamoah – Great Olympics
One of Ghana’s most beloved TV presenters, The GHOne TV broadcaster is one of the female celebrities with a very high interest in the game of football.
Nana Aba is an avid fan of Great Olympics and sometimes attends matches. Last year, she was appointed a management member of the club as the head of Marketing, Sponsorship and Branding.
Tinny – Hearts of Oak
Nii Addo Quaynor, One of the biggest faces in the Ghanaian rap game is a staunch Hearts of Oak fan. There seems to be an abundance of music names who hold links with the Accra-based club, but Tinny is nonetheless one of those with ties to the Phobians.
Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO)- Asante Kotoko
The Education Minister and member of Parliament for Manhyia South, Kumasi grew up in a tough Greenwich neighbourhood as a child and had to deal with tough Ash-town and Manhyia children.
His Ashanti roots have never left him, and he remains an avid supporter of Asante Kotoko.
He has frequented the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and the Accra Sports Stadium a handful of times, as seen in the photo. In one particular occasion, he was accompanied by deputy Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto and Kotoko chairman Dr Kwame Kyei during the NC Tier-one Special Cup semi-final game between the Porcupine Warriors and their rivals Hearts of Oak earlier this year.
Asamoah Gyan – Asante Kotoko
Ghana’s all-time top scorer is a lifelong devotee of Asante Kotoko and has vowed to end his playing career with the club he so much loves on many occasions.
Though he has regretted the fact that his busy schedule does not permit him to follow the Porcupines as often as he likes, he still makes effort to attend the games on matchday when he is in the country. Gyan recently paid for the team’s three-day training camp at the Accra Academy Astro-turf which was constructed by himself and also his paradise Pac drinking water company have a partnership deal with the club.
John Dumelo – Hearts of Oak
Yes! You heard it right. The actor cum politician is a huge fan of the continental club masters.
John Dumelo is another huge fan of the Phobians who found affection for the club through his father who is a die-hard supporter himself. Dumelo is known for constantly turning up heads in movies with his romantic and handsome face.
The actor is a huge sports fanatic himself, flying to Egypt to watch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations and served as a source of information for many people on social media.
Kuami Eugene – Asante Kotoko
The fast-rising highlife artiste is an ardent supporter of the Kumasi-based club.
The ‘Angela’ hitmaker disclosed in an interview with Kumasi-based radio station Kessben that he has Ghana football at heart aside his love for music, adding that he would choose to work for Kotoko for free if he’s called upon anytime by the club’s management to do any project.
Samini – Liberty Professionals
One of the highest-selling Ghanaian artists of all-time, Emmanuel Andrews known in showbiz as Samini is a devoted supporter of Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals. Born in the capital of Ghana, Dansoman, the reggae-dancehall artiste has remained loyal to his childhood club though not a fan of football.
Rev. Obofour – Asante Kotoko
The founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel, Rev. Obofour is a die-hard Asante Kotoko fan.
The popular pastor was presented with a customized jersey from Kotoko’s kit suppliers, Strike last season during the team’s CAF Confederation Cup campaign to seek for the blessings of the man of God.
Shatta Wale – Hearts of Oak
One of the best musicians of his generation, the award-winning dancehall artiste supports childhood club Hearts of Oak.
The 34-year-old music producer who was born in Accra has remained a fan of the Phobians despite his global success and has even refixed their famous ‘Arose Arose song.