The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon Mahama Ayariga has announced that government will soon complete the dilapidated Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, after it has been deserted for years.
According to him, the project which will soon commence will be co-funded by the Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces.
This was agreed at a meeting with the management of the National Youth Authority [NYA] after a tour at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex with the newly appointed minister, Mahama Ayariga.
“The Kaneshie Sports Complex will be completed with GHS 1,000,000 from the Ministry of Youth and Sports. This will be done in collaboration with the Engineers Regiment of the Ghana Armed Forces,” he posted on his Facebook wall Thursday morning.
Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, formerly known as the Kaneshie Sports Complex, is a multi-purpose stadium in Accra. The stadium was originally built during the era of the Supreme Military Council under General Acheampong in the 1970s.
It was used mostly for football matches, on club level by Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Great Olympics of the First Capital Plus Premier League while the Ohene Djan Stadium now Accra Sports Stadium was being re-built in 2007.
The stadium which has been swamped with weeds and reptiles has a capacity for 10,000 spectators.
It is named after a former professional boxer and a three-time world champion in two weight classes, Professor Azumah Nelson.