Renovation at Accra Sports Staduim will not be rushed- Isaac Asiamah

By Haruna Mubarak
Isaac Asiamah
Isaac Asiamah

Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah has stated that the renovation works at the Accra Sports Stadium would not be done in a haste.

The Accra Sports Stadium is the venue that has been earmarked for the hosting of the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations this year.

Isaac Asiamah says the contractors need time to prevent shoddy work because "there must be value for money".

The Minister also revealed other Sports Stadia are being put in place should the renovation works at the Accra Sports Stadium fail to be completed within the time frame with regards to the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations.

“The Accra Sports Stadium is not the only stadium in Ghana that can host the tournament, we have other stadia in Kumasi, Tamale, Cape Coast and Obuasi, which are equally good to host the games.

“We have written to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to send inspectors to Ghana to inspect the places I have mentioned and they have responded positively,” he added.

"We have to get value for money and each penny must benefit us, hence there should be no shoddy work."

“I have sent people to inspect the Kumasi and Tamale Sports Stadium and they look good, though we might need only a few things to put the place in good shape,” he added.

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The renovation works at the Accra Sports Stadium began midway last year. The Venue is expected to host games during the 2018 African Women's Championship slated for November 17 to December 1