CAPE COAST IS THE BIRTH PLACE OF FOOTBALL IN GHANA
According to Capecoast Oguaa, A social media page that shared stories especially histories about Cape Coast, Oguaa also known as Cape Coast is the birthplace of football in Ghana and the credit goes to some former students of the Government Boys School (now Philip Quaque Boys School).
In 1903, backed by the sports enthusiast Jamaican Headmaster, Mr. Briton, a group of 22 keen pupils of the Cape Coast Government Boys School embarked upon a secret training in footballing. The young lads who called themselves Excelsior FC trained mostly in the night, when the full moon was on at the Victoria Park.
Excelsior FC played their first against sailors from a ship that had docked at Cape Coast port and some Europeans resident in Cape coast.
Excelsior lost the exciting match 2-1 but they really gave a good account of themselves.
By popular request, a return match was arranged later and Excelsior avenged defect 3-1.
It is believed,The people at cape coast felt in love with football therefore spreading the news wherever they find themselves in the country.