President Nana Akufo Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to sports development, revealing that a number of football pitches are under construction across the country.
According to the President, each constituency will have an astroturf, and this will help produce the next generation of football stars.
“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 began with the commencement of the construction of an artificial pitch in Madina which is expected to be completed by 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.