• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

Ghana to invest in pitch covers

The Deputy Director General of the National Sports Authority has indicated that the authority is planning to procure pitch covers to protect the grass of two of the country’s biggest sports facilities.

The Babayara and Accra sports stadia host non-sporting events too. Often, these events are detrimental to the quality of the grass surface.

Bawa Majeed told the national radio station: “As a national sports authority, we are going through a procurement process to get pitch covers for our major sports facilities. We’re talking to experts on what to do to get our pitches covered. The cover is very expensive but we will surely do it, because we’re determined to fix all our major sports facilities, especially Babayara and Accra sports stadia, and, trust me, we will surely fix them for sports development.”

The Babayara and Accra sports stadia are two of the oldest sports stadia in Ghana. Neither meets the current CAF and FIFA stadium standards for hosting international football games.

In September, Ghana will host their 2025 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The fields must be up to scratch to host these games.

Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sportssurfaces market and industry since 2003

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