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GFA collaborating with MOYS, NSA to fix Baba Yara Stadium

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) is collaborating with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Authority to make the Baba Yara Stadium befitting to host senior International Category “A” matches.

This follows the choice of the Confederation of African Football to revoke the One-match Provisional Licence that was issued for the Baba Yara Stadium forward of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off tie in opposition to Nigeria.

READ ALSO: Baba Yara Stadium no longer fit to host international matches - CAF to GFA

After a number of appeals by the Ghana Football Association and inspections, CAF issued a conditional Licence that gave Ghana the chance to host the 1st of the 2 legs in Kumasi after the Cape Coast stadium taking part in pitch was deemed unfit to host the match on the time.

‘’We are at a really essential stage as this problem retains coming again. The final thing we wish to see is to enable CAF to decide the place we play our house match’’ Prosper Harrison Addo (Esq.) advised

‘’The Baba Yara stadium is one historic stadium the place the varied nationwide groups have chalked unbelievable success in our soccer historical past and so we are able to’t afford to enable this to occur to us.  We are having an intensive dialogue with the National Sports Authority (NSA) with the Ministry of Youth and Sports offering wonderful management to be sure that the varied circumstances are met as shortly as we are able to.

‘’The recreation in opposition to Nigeria was an enormous success so it’s our duty to construct on it in subsequent matches however earlier than then all of us want to put our shoulders to the wheel to get the venue accepted for our matches’’ he added.

It might be recalled that the Confederation of African Football issued a letter to the GFA saying their resolution to routinely take away the Baba Yara stadium from the listing of CAF accepted stadiums for Senior Category “A” matches.

‘’The Baba Yara stadium was accepted below the situation that particular factors have been to be corrected within the stadium, primarily based on the report acquired from the CAF inspector that was onsite, we remorse to inform you that the enhancements made are nonetheless not up to the requirements required by CAF to host Senior International A matches.

Unfortunately, the extent of implementation of all of the CAF remarks within the stadium weren’t passable, together with the standard of the gear’s and supplies used within the completely different useful areas within the stadium’’ the CAF assertion learn.