Minister of Youth and Sports Isaac Asiamah has called for patience towards the renovation works at the Accra Sports Stadium to host the Africa Women’s Championship.
Honourable Asiamah explained that, even though Ghana will host the Africa Women’s championship in November there will be other venues on standby should Accra not be ready.
Speaking to the GNA Sports, he explained thus “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.
Mr. Asiamah also added he sent officials to the other venues to inspect the venue so they are not surprised by the unexpected.
“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.
The Youth and Sports Minister confirmed that the Organising Committee are waiting for the CAF inspection team inorder to inspect the stadia at the Kumasi, Tamale and Obuasi, which have equally good training pitches and hotels to accommodate teams and traveling fans.
He also called for calm as he assured that , Ghana will be able to host the upcoming Women’s African Cup of Nations (AWCON) as works at the Accra Sports stadium might not be completed on time relative to concerns of loosing the hosting rights.