Accra Lions earn maiden promotion to Ghana Premier League less than six years after being founded

Accra Lions beat Danbury FC 3-1 on the Zimmermann park on Sunday to safe promotion to the Ghana Premier League next season.

Lions wanted three more points from their final two games to pip Tema Youth to the top spot in the Division One Zone Three.

Though Tema Youth has a game to play, Accra Lions are three points ahead and have a greater head-to-head.

Accra Lions make a historical past by qualifying to the highest flight division for the first time in their short history.

The Accra-based club was solely founded in December 2015 and began right from the second tier.

The club’s striker Rauf Salifu ended up as the highest scorer in this season’s Division One Zone Three with 21 goals.

Accra Lions join Bibiani Gold Stars as the 2 teams who shall be promoted to the Premier League next season. Zone One will go right down to the wire to find out who one club might be promoted.

Inter Allies, Liberty Professionals, and Ebusua Dwarfs have been relegated from the Ghana Premier League.

Accra Lions will obtain GHC 50,000 in prize cash from the Ghana Football Association after being topped champions.

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