Ghana at the
2004 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ghana.svg
IOC codeGHA
NOCGhana Olympic Committee
in Athens
Competitors28 in 2 sports
Flag bearer Andrew Owusu
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Ghana competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece from 13 to 29 August 2004.

Athletics

Main article: Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Ghanaian athletes achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard).[1][2]

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Leonard Myles-Mills 100 m 10.21 3 Q 10.18 3 Q 10.22 6 Did not advance
Eric Nkansah 10.54 6 Did not advance
Christian Nsiah 200 m 21.06 6 Did not advance
Aziz Zakari 100 m 10.19 2 Q 10.02 1 Q 10.11 3 Q DNF
Tanko Braimah
Leonard Myles-Mills
Christian Nsiah
Aziz Zakari
4 × 100 m relay 38.88 6 Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Ignisious Gaisah Long jump 8.05 12 q 8.24 6
Andrew Owusu Triple jump 16.64 19 Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Vida Anim 100 m 11.14 1 Q DNF Did not advance
Akosua Serwaa 800 m 2:03.96 5 Did not advance
Combined events – Heptathlon
Athlete Event 100H HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m Final Rank
Margaret Simpson Result 13.56 1.79 12.41 24.62 6.02 53.32 2:17.72 6253 9
Points 1041 966 688 922 856 925 856
Key

Football

Main article: Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics

Ghana qualified a team to compete in men's football.[3]

Men's tournament

Main article: Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

Roster

The following is the Ghanaian squad in the men's football tournament of the 2004 Summer Olympics.[4]

Head coach: Portugal Mariano Barreto

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2004 club
1 1GK George Owu (1982-06-17)17 June 1982 (aged 22) 0 0 Ghana Asante Kotoko
2 3MF Nasir Lamine (1985-02-07)7 February 1985 (aged 19) 0 0 Ghana Ashanti Gold
3 4FW Baffour Gyan* (1980-07-02)2 July 1980 (aged 24) 0 0 Russia Dynamo Moscow
4 2DF Emmanuel Osei (1982-05-23)23 May 1982 (aged 22) 0 0 Turkey Akçaabat Sebatspor
5 2DF John Mensah (1982-11-29)29 November 1982 (aged 21) 0 0 Italy Chievo Verona
6 2DF Emmanuel Pappoe (1981-03-03)3 March 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Israel F.C. Ashdod
7 3MF Abubakari Yahuza (1983-08-08)8 August 1983 (aged 21) 0 0 Ghana King Faisal Babes
8 4FW Charles Asampong Taylor (1981-06-17)17 June 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Ghana Asante Kotoko
9 4FW Kwadwo Poku (1985-05-05)5 May 1985 (aged 19) 0 0 Denmark Midtjylland
10 3MF Stephen Appiah (1980-12-24)24 December 1980 (aged 23) 0 0 Italy Juventus
11 2DF Patrick Villars (1984-05-21)21 May 1984 (aged 20) 0 0 Israel Maccabi Petah Tikva
12 4FW Asamoah Gyan (1985-11-22)22 November 1985 (aged 18) 0 0 Italy Udinese
13 3MF Razak Pimpong (1982-12-30)30 December 1982 (aged 21) 0 0 Denmark Midtjylland
14 2DF John Paintsil (1981-06-15)15 June 1981 (aged 23) 0 0 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
15 2DF Daniel Coleman (1984-01-01)1 January 1984 (aged 20) 0 0 Ghana Hearts of Oak
16 4FW William Kwabena Tiero (1980-12-03)3 December 1980 (aged 23) 0 0 Ghana Asante Kotoko
17 3MF Yussif Chibsah (1983-12-30)30 December 1983 (aged 20) 0 0 Ghana Asante Kotoko
18 1GK Mohammed Alhassan (1984-01-09)9 January 1984 (aged 20) 0 0 Ghana Asante Kotoko

* Over-aged player.

Group play
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Paraguay 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6 Qualified for the quarterfinals
2  Italy 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3  Ghana 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
4  Japan 3 1 0 2 6 7 −1 3
Source:[citation needed]
Ghana 2 – 2 Italy
Pappoe 36'
Appiah 45+1'
Report Pinzi 49'
Gilardino 83'

Paraguay 1 – 2 Ghana
Gamarra 76' Report Tiero 81'
Appiah 84'

Japan 1 – 0 Ghana
Okubo 37' Report
Panthessaliko Stadium, Volos
Attendance: 6,813
Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)

References

  1. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved June 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – Athens 2004 Entry Standards". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Ghana Squad roster for the Men's Olympic Football Tournament, Athens 2004". FIFA. Archived from the original on February 26, 2006. Retrieved January 21, 2006.
  4. ^ "Olympic Men's Football Tournaments Athens 2004 – Squad List: Ghana (GHA)". FIFA. Retrieved 2 October 2015.