"Winneba: Fishing Village and University Town" Winneba by atufft

Winneba Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 13 photos

Home of Sports and Education College

A friend of mine is the director of the college. He is the father of a student of mine back in the USA. We were invited to stay for a few days in a guest house at the college, which appeared to be used only occasionally. The Sports college is short on resources but long on talent. The students at Winneba Sports college come from all over Ghana to learn how to play soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, and other sports. Naturally, soccer is king in Ghana, and periodically the national club teams come for a visit and recruit players from the college. We noticed that the women's sports program is developing as well.

Winnaba has a pleasant rural atmosphere

The college is contained within a few large buildings, and so the atmosphere of the location is otherwise quite rural in feel compared to Accra, a couple of hours to the east. We talked to students preparing themselves to become teachers as well as atheletes in training. Winnaba college is a good place for American and European atheletes who want to play with raw talent, but don't expect the facilities to be great. At the time we visited, the director was concerned about the broken down grass cutter, complaining that they've had a hard time cutting the grass on the soccer fields.

Winnaba is a Fishing Village

About 10 minutes from the college is the fishing village that gives the name to the area. We walked down to the beach and visited with the children and watched the fisherman repairing their nets and boats. The boats are painted with Christian images in bright colors.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Relaxed Fishing Village and College town
  • Cons:Short on restaurants for tourists
  • In a nutshell:Winneba is a good stop between Accra and Cape Coast
  • Last visit to Winneba: Jul 2004
  • Intro Written Feb 15, 2006
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    You certainly have a variety of places visited and taken into the culture

  • Jan 2, 2009 at 12:59 AM

    I am traveling to Ghana to set up a study abroad and internship base and am considering doing so in Winneba. Could you tell me a bit more about the town and university? Please respond to: sarah@myproworld.org.

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