Ghanamansports can confirm that plans are underway to name the Tamale Sports Stadium after the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Vice President of Ghana from 2001 to 2009.
A close source revealed this to your trusted outfit, www.ghanamansports.com.
“It is true the Tamale Sports Stadium will be renamed after the Former Vice President. It is part of discussions and arrangements we have to commemorate the 5th anniversary of his passing”, the source revealed.
The former Vice President passed away five years ago and the incumbent NPP government have put up a committee to for see this memorial activity.
The 21,000 capacity Tamale Sports Stadium is set to be named after the former second man of Ghana for his dedication to the people of the Northern Region.
One of the major reasons for the construction of the Tamale Sports Stadium was to give the people of the Northern Region a good feel of football thrill associated with the various national teams most especially the Black Stars and other sporting activities.
He ensured the controversies surrounding the construction of the stadium got settled amicably as the nation was preparing for the 2008 Nations Cup.
Tamale hosted, Angola, South Africa, Tunisia and Senegal during the tournament.
Alhaji Aliu was also a staunch supporter of Real Tamale United as he was one time a member of the board for the Kaladan boys.