Sports News of Thursday, 8 February 2018
President Nana Akufo Addo has revealed that government is constructing football pitches across the country to aid in the development of grassroots football.
According to the President, this will help produce the next generation of football stars in the country.
“Government also remains committed to the development of football in the country,” he said during his State of the Nation Address on Thursday.
“We are constructing a number of football pitches in the Zongos and across the rest of the country, to aid in the revival of colts football, which has been responsible for the production of talents like Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah.”
A deal between Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited and Turkish company, HATKO, was agreed late last year to roll out the ‘One Constituency One Artificial Football Turf’ project in Ghana.
The project has already begun with the commencement of the construction of an artificial pitch in Madina which is expected to be completed in March.
Ashiaman, Krowoe, Okaikoi Central, Okaikoi North, Gomoa East, South Tongu, Ablekuma Central, Shai Osudoku are expected to be amongst the first constituencies to benefit from the project