Sports News of Tuesday, 1 August 2017
The Tamale Sports stadium is set to be renamed after Ghana’s late Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama.
In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the death of the former Vice President who served in the erstwhile NPP administration, the 21,000 capacity Tamale Sports Stadium is set to be named after him.
A member of the anniversary planning committee, who revealed this to mynewsgh.com, said it is also in fulfilment of a promise made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the heat of the 2016 campaigns to honour the late Vice President with the renaming of the facility.
“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.
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.
There was general hullabaloo that surrounded the construction of the US$20 million multipurpose Tamale Sports Stadium in 2006 ahead of the 2008 African Cup of Nations which Ghana was the host nation but the Alhaji Aliu Mahama who was the Vice President at the time observed that it was apt the region benefited from the facility.