Labadi Beach is a high-end resort that retains its colonial cool. It boasts a sizeable, turquoise swimming pool, with a smaller children’s pool and fountain. Sporty types will be more than satisfied with the gym, floodlit tennis courts, volleyball court and table tennis equipment; sauna and massage services are also available.
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Ghana's boxing heritage is remarkable – in terms of international boxing heroes the country punches well above its weight. To see some boxing head to the district of Bukom (with someone who knows the area) – where there are 20 boxing schools. Also try the Greater Accra Amateur Boxing Association (+233 302 760 892).
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Seeing a football match in Accra is one of the highlights of any visit. Two teams dominate the Ghanaian support: Hearts of Oak from Accra and Asante Kotoko from Kumasi. The games are largely safe and rarely sold out unless Hearts of Oak and Kotoko meet.
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The eponymous Lizzy is Marcel Desailly’s mother. In 2011, the famous former pro opened up this world-class sporting complex in his native Accra. If Marcel is in town, he’ll often be around.
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Pippa’s is one of the best gyms in Accra, with a wide range of Life Fitness equipment, air-con, satellite TV and a modern music system. For the little ones there’s a tumble-tots class. Taekwondo is an important element, and classes are held by one of Africa’s best Taekwondo fighters.
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