Accra Lions promoted to Ghana Premier League for first time

Accra Lions FC have secured promotion to the Ghana Premier League for the first time six years after the club was founded.

Accra Lions, the club founded in 2015 and earned promotion to play in Division One League three years later, beat Danbort FC on Sunday to seal their historic qualification to Ghana’s top-flight.

The Accra-based club made a short trip to Nungua to beat Danfort FC 3-1 in Zone 3 clash. After a slow start, midfielder Dominic Nsobila broke the deadlock on 29 minutes to put Accra Lions in the lead before half time.

Accra Lions returned from the break more hungrier and just four minutes after the start of the second half, winger Oliver Amedor doubled the lead.

Nsobila added his second of the day with five minutes left and put the game beyond the hosts. But despite being 3-0 down, Danbort scored in injury time to earn a consolation.

The final whistle was greeted with celebrations from playing body, management and fans as the ambitious club based in East Legon joined Bibiani Gold Stars as promoted clubs.

Accra Lions promotion means Greater Accra region will have four clubs in the league next season. They lost two – Liberty Professionals and Inter Allies in just-ended campaign.


They are welcome to the premier league. I hope they are prepared for the challenges ahead because Ghana football is not profitable to anyone.

Liberty ,dwarfs and allies arE now relegated to the division one league. This is life , today you are up, tomorrow you are down. We wish Accra Lions all the best.

The premier league this season considering how flawed management has been over the years, it was really fun…Even though there were controversies in the course of the season, they manage to make it a very interesting season as compare to 5years ago.Honestly I stop watching GPL kraa. Phobia for life we ready for next season and Welcome we say a big welcome to our neighboring club the Lions and also farewell to the relegated teams