West Africa To Di World

The West Africa To Di World collection is a reflection on the friendship and comradery that existed between West Africa nations. In 1958 a regional football competition for West Africa initiated by Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, The West African Football Competition launched.

Ghana has always been a leading country in Africa, from being the first Sub-Saharan country to win independence to being known as a force across the diaspora. As with most significant events of that time, commemorative stamps were created in Ghana to celebrate this occasion. Football is a game that is loved on the continent, in fact some of the loudest supporters or English and European league football are Africans.

The stamps feature The Gold Cup for the competition donated by Nkrumah, a goal keeper saving a ball and a map highlighting the countries involved in the competition. The map still features old names of some some West African countries such as Fernando Póo (now Equatorial Guinea), French Sudan (now Mali), Dahomey (now Benin), Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) and Portuguese Guinea (now Guinea Bissau).

The Ghana team went on to win the competitions that took place from 1959 till 1963 but by 1966 the competition was abandoned as a result of the unconstitutionally ousting of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah from office through a military and police coup d'état on February 24, 1966.

The collection features our sustainably made and environmentally friendly t’shirts, tote bags and posters.