Ghana's Head of State, Colonel I.K. Acheampong, the Chairman of the National Redemption Council, opened?
GV Athletes entering stadium behind Nigerian and Ghanian flags
SCU Colonel Acheampong taking salute
SV Athletes in parade including football, swimming and table tennis sections (3 shots)
SCU Nigerian Commissioner deputising for Head of State
SV Clown carrying banner "Long live Ghana and Nigeria"
LV Runner carrying flame up steps and lights Games' flare (3 shots)
TV Ghana V. Nigeria soccer match (Ghana playing from left to right in all dark kit)
CU Officials clapping
TV Ghana attacking down field with cross by winger to goal mouth but headed away
SCU Lt. Col. Selormey and wife in stands
TV Attack on Ghana's goalmouth player shoots but goalkeeper saves
TV Nigeria attacking from own half and player shoots for goal but ball kicked out of play (2 shots)
TV Nigeria attacking goalie falls at feet of attacker who falls over him ending second half (Score 0-0)
MLS Flags flying two shots. MS: Posters. MLS: Shots of Col. Acheampong unveiling a plaque to commemorate the renovation of the Accra Stadium.
MS: Shotex fanfare blowers. MS: Commissioners. LS: The Entrance of the Renovated Accra Sports Stadium. LS: Shots of spectators at the Stadium.
MCS: Cutaway shots of Commissioners. Mr. Ernest Ako, Commissioner for Interic and Inspector-General of Police, and Lt. Col. Selormey; Major-Gen L. A. Okai, and his wife, CU: Col. Acheampong. MCU: Brigadier Olufemi Olutoye, the Nigerian Commissioner deputising for Brigadier Muhammed and Mrs Faustina Acheampong. MS: Shots of other commissioners.
MS: Cutaway shots of diplomats. LS: March past of Competitors.
CS: Col. Acheampong taking the salute. MLS: Shots of the March past.
MLS: More shots of the march past by the various competing contingents.
MS: Shots of balloons flying in the air. MS: Col. Achemapong opening the games. cutaway shots. MLS: Raising the flags. cutaways.
MLS: lighting the Games flame.
Football Match between Ghana Academicals and Nigeri Academicals.
MLS: Scoreboard. MLS: Kick off of the first half Ghana wearing all Red Jerseys and playing from left to right with the Nigeri wearing Green jerseys over white shots playing in the opposite direction.
LS: Various shots of the first half with Nigeria pressing from the first whistle but their attack was shot lived and the game became balanced There were no score at this half. Half time Scoreboard at half time.
LS: Resumption of play during second half. This half too, despite persistent attack from either side. This half of play too ended with no side scoring no goal.
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Background: Ghana's Head of State, Colonel I.K. Acheampong, the Chairman of the National Redemption Council, opened the second Ghana-Nigeria Sports Festival At Accra Stadium on Saturday (23 August), by unveiling a plaque commemorating the renovation of the Stadium.
Many of the spectators attending the afternoon ceremonial opening of the Festival were disappointed that the last moment, Nigeria's new Head of State, Brigadier Murtala Mohammed, and unable to attend. His place was taken by the Nigerian Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Brigadier Olufemi Olutoye.
The opening ceremony included gymnastic displays by Armed Forces teams and schoolchildren. Following the displays, the flags of the two countries were hoisted and a runner lit the Festival Flame overlooking the stadium.
The highlight of the ceremonies was a soccer match between student teams from the two countries -- the Ghana Academicals and the Nigeria Academicals. Unfortunately the match ended in a nil-nil draw.
The two teams are due to play another match on Wednesday (27 August), and on the same day, cricket, lawn tennis, table tennis, and golf tournaments will be held. Thursday will be taken up with boxing, hockey, table tennis, volleyball and golf, and the two days of athletics will begin on Friday (29 August).