The University of Ghana and University of Ibadan every Have since 1951, engage in friendly sports festival with the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. This is to strengthen the relationship that exists between the two universities and their athletes. The main aim is to favor ongoing academic, social, technical and cultural exchange between African Universities especially those in the ECOWAS region.

The Bilateral relationship between the two universities, organized every academic year, has begated some sporting disciplines such as Swimming, Cricket, and Taekwondo among others. Debate has also been integral ever since the relationship was established