Government to spend over $3m on first phase of Essipong Renovation

The Government of Ghana is expected to spend a little over US$3 million, to complete the first phase of the Essipong Sports Stadium Renovation Project, Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has revealed. The Sports Minister disclosed this as he led a team to inspect the current state of the facility, before works officially commence. The renovation exercise forms part of a national agenda to rehabilitate all the country’s sports stadia. This will be the first time such works are being carried out at the Essipong Stadium since it was built, right…

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Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah to inspect Essipong Sports Stadium today

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah will on Monday May 4, embark on a general inspection exercise at the Essipong Sports Stadium, Sekondi. The Sports Minister will lead a team to inspect the facility around 12.00pm GMT  to pave way for major renovation works to commence. The facility, built ahead of Ghana hosting the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations tournament has been wasting away due to a poor maintenance culture. There have been agitations about why it has been abandoned for all these years, and from…

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NYA Boss not happy with the rate of work done at the Koforidua Sports Center

Chief Executive officer of National Youth Authority, Sylvester Mensah Tetteh has showed his frustration with the rate of work done so far on the upgrading of the Koforidua Sports Stadium. The CEO on Wednesday in the company of  Board Chairman of the Authority, Sylvester Mensah expressed his disappointment in the slow pace of work on the project. Hon. Isaac Asiamah, the Minister of Youth and Sports cut a sod for the construction of the facility on March 26, 2018 and was expected to be completed within nine months. But after…

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Exclusive: Upgrade of Karela United’s CAM Park set for May completion date

The ongoing works to give Karela United’s CAM Park a huge facelift is all but complete with on site workers putting finishing touches to the project. The project, estimated at cost of $1.8million and being financed by the Ghana National Petroleum Commission (GNPC) started in November last year and works have progressed steadily. Club sources tell footballmadeinghana.com that all architectural work has been done with seating areas duly demarcated and seats installed. Floodlights have also been fixed while the under pipe works and cabling have also been completed. What is…

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CONFIRMED: Asante Kotoko adopt Accra Sports Stadium as home venue for remainder of season

Asante Kotoko management have opted for Accra Sports Stadium as their home venue for the remainder of 2019/20 season. This follows the closure of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium by the National Sports Authority ahead of the 63rd Independence Day celebrations. The Porcupine Warriors finally settled on 40,000 capacity edifice after reportedly exploring all other options. There had been initial suggestions that the club was considering venues like the Cape Coast Sports Stadium, the Obuasi Len Clay stadium, Sunyani Coronation Park et al. The Accra Sports Stadium is now home to…

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GFA condemns shooting incident at Baba Yara Stadium

The Ghana Football Association has learnt with extreme disappointment the unfortunate incidents at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi during the Ghana Premier League match between Asante Kotoko and Berekum Chelsea on Sunday. We are saddened by reports of injuries to football fans and the hospitalization of a fan, following an alleged gun shooting incident. Our profound sympathy goes to the injured, and we pray for speedy recovery. The Ghana Football Association takes a dim view of violence at all league centres across the country and totally condemns what may…

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Breaking News: Asante Kotoko fan shot by police at Baba Yara Stadium following Berekum Chelsea defeat

A disturbing video has surfaced from Kumasi capturing the moments after a Asante Kotoko supporter was shot by police following the Porcupines’ defeat to Berekum Chelsea on Sunday. The gory incident occurred outside the Baba Yara Stadium after some irate fans allegedly gathered to continue their protest of the performance of the referee. The unlucky fan caught a bullet on his face after a melee ensued with the Police on duty. Fans could be seen clutching their heads after the gun was fired at the direction of the supporter who…

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Hearts of Oak announce gate fees for Ebusua Dwarfs clash

Hearts of Oak have announced gate fees for their Ghana Premier League clash against Ebusua Dwarfs on Sunday. The match day three fixture is scheduled to kick off at the Accra Sports Stadium at 3pm. The Phobians are charging ₵10 for Popular Stand/ Center Line, Lower VIP: ₵20, Upper VIP: ₵30 and VVIP: ₵50. The Accra based giants are seeking their first win of the campaign after back to back defeats in their opening two games.

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Club Licensing board inspects Berekum Golden City Park

The Club Licensing board led by Chairman Dr. Kwame Baah-Nuako his members and club license manager Emmanuel Dasoberi visited the Golden City Park today as required by the GFA club licensing regulations. The committee after inspection met the management of at the club secretariat and was impressed with the works at Berekum Chelsea’s home venue so far. The club is waiting for final approval from the CLB. The Blues will kick off their 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season next weekend with a visit to Accra to face Hearts of Oak…

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2019 President Cup: Gate fees announced for Kotoko vrs Hearts of Oak

The Ghana League Clubs Association has announced gate fees for the 2019 President Cup clash between rivals Accra Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko. The two sides will face off at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday December 22 to determine who lifts the trophy which is being played in honor of Ghana’s sitting president Nana Akufo-Addo. The Phobians have won the Cup on four occasions, one fewer than the Porcupines. Fans will have to pay ¢10 for Popular stands, ¢20 for center line and ¢50 VIP. The game was…

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