Throwback: Real Madrid president Santiago Bernabeu meets Nkrumah After Ghana vs Real Madrid match

The great Kwame Nkrumah was not just a pan african and a politician but also a big fan of African football and sports.

In a friendly match which was held in the old Accra Sports stadium on the year 1962 just a few years after Ghana had become a republic.

The Spanish giants visited ghana for the first time to commentate a peaceful partnership between Ghanaian local football and that of the Spanish la liga we know today.

The tough match which was played by one of the Ghana blackstars’s best squad ended in a tie after what most saw as a very interesting game.

The match ended in a 3-3 draw with both teams playing their hearts out in a bid to amaze and impress their respective countries.

After the match the then president of the Real Madrid football club who was in the person of Santiago who is now named after their stadium.

He gave Kwame Nkrumah a badge on the breast pocket of his suit to signify a good friendly relationship between the two countries.

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