Sports Friends Ghana

Two Miracles for One Boy

In northern Ghana, West Africa, there is a town called Tamale. Fifteen-year-old Sherriff grew up on the outskirts of Tamale with his family, who are subsistence farmers.  When Sherriff was about ten years old, his parents noticed a growth developing in his...

A Key to Community

The northern part of Ghana is home to a population that is widely resistant to the gospel. As national director Ben trains coaches and seeks to reach out to young people in this region, he reports: “That is the power behind sports ministry. God is actually using it to...

Walking With a New Stride

Walking With a New Stride

We who walk with Jesus know that placing our full trust in Him for forgiveness of our sin introduces us to a new life that is as powerful and profound as resurrection from the dead. Learning how to walk with a new stride, as a man or woman reconciled to God and gifted...

Serving Ghana through Sport

Serving Ghana through Sport

Sports Friends has been present in Ghana for 7 years. Currently there are two full time national staff plus two volunteer trainers facilitating the training and ongoing support of 283 coaches.  There are around 2,900 youth playing on soccer, volleyball, and netball...

A New Joy

By Ben Amonung, SF Ghana Sheriff is a young boy of 15 who lives on the outskirts of Tamale. As is common in Northern Ghana, Sheriff’s parents are peasant farmers and can only cultivate what they live on, which, in most cases, is not enough to sustain the family until...

Meet the Team: Ben

This month we’d like to introduce you to Ben, one of the the Country Leaders of SF Ghana! Name: Ben Gariba Amonung Role with SF: Country Leader, SF Ghana Favorite Sport/Team: Football (Soccer) / Chelsea Favorite Bible Verse: "As Scripture says, 'Anyone who believes in...

Beyond the Field

By Moses Gyok, SF West Africa Coach Charles loves youth and has always desired to teach them what he did not learn while growing up: the Word of God. However, despite his passion, teaching has not always been easy for Charles. After seeing several of his efforts fail,...

Sports Friends in Ghana

By Kyle Abts Background Ghana is home to almost 25,000,000 people from more than 52 ethnic people groups. Although the country is predominantly Christian (70%), there is, however, a significant population of people practicing other indigenous religious beliefs...