The National Sports Authority (NSA) is the umbrella organization under which the various Sports Association operate. It was established by the Sports Decree (SMCD 54) 1976. The Council is responsible for initiating and executing policies, programmes and projects to ensure the development and promotion of Sports in Ghana. The National Sports Council thus exists to develop, organize and manage competitive and social sports with the view to promoting health-fitness, recreation, national cohesion and professionalism that ensures sustainable wealth creation, vigorous infrastructure development proactive management and participation in international sporting competitions. In the nut-shell, the Council is responsible for the administration of sports in the country.