Players from the National Football League meet fans in Accra

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Ghana players celebrate a goal during their World Cup playoff soccer match in Kumasi, Ghana. Two international football matches, including a World Cup playoff, are set to take place in Egypt?s turbulent capital, putting security there to the test after violent street protests and bloody security crackdowns followed a military coup. Egypt?s home match against Ghana deciding which African team will go to Brazil next year will be Nov. 19, 2013 in a military-owned stadium in the capital. In a test run for security forces, Cairo?s Al-Ahly club will host South Africa?s Orlando Pirates in the second leg of their African Champions League final this weekend in the same stadium. (AP Photo, File)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 file photo, Ghana players celebrate a goal during their World Cup playoff soccer match in Kumasi, Ghana. Two international football matches, including a World Cup playoff, are set to take place in Egypt?s turbulent capital, putting security there to the test after violent street protests and bloody security crackdowns followed a military coup. Egypt?s home match against Ghana deciding which African team will go to Brazil next year will be Nov. 19, 2013 in a military-owned stadium in the capital. In a test run for security forces, Cairo?s Al-Ahly club will host South Africa?s Orlando Pirates in the second leg of their African Champions League final this weekend in the same stadium. (AP Photo, File)
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The National Football League (NFL) as part of its Africa Touchdown project has engaged some fans in Accra with the goal of promoting the sport in Africa.

The programme saw some NFL players reach out to American football fans in Ghana, which was the first of its kind held on the African continent.

Jeremiah Owusu Koramoah, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo, Kwity Paye, Uchenna Nwosu, and Osi Umenyiora were some of the NFL’s stars present to interact with fans.

At an NFL Fan Zone gathering at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra, fans had the chance to witness first hand the drills athletes from the NFL go through.

Fans participated in drills such as vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash, and quarterback toss to gain an understanding of NFL athletes’ workouts.

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