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10.09.2019 Football News

Kotoko To Play Away From Baba Yara As Closure Of Stadium Looms

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Kotoko To Play Away From Baba Yara As Closure Of Stadium Looms
LISTEN SEP 10, 2019

Ghana Premier League side, Asante Kotoko will have to search for a new venue for their home games should they make it past Etoile Du Sahel and into the Group phase of the CAF Champions League.

The Porcupine Warriors are set to take on their Tunisian counterparts on Sunday, September 15 at home in a game that is expected to attract a massive crowd.

This comes after the National Sports Authority confirmed that plans to begin renovation work at the Kumasi based Stadium.

The renovation is to improve the working standards of the various stadia in the country ahead of the 2023 All African Games which the country has won the bid to host.

Professor Patrick Twumasi, Director-General of the NSA, however, admitted that Kotoko’s African campaign has caused plans to stall in the interim but once the upcoming game is cleared processes are expected to speed up.

“There is a bigger plan for our renovation works in our stadia," he told Citi Sports.

"Procurement processes are being taken care of and once that is done the contractor will be on site.

"One other thing that is also delaying the project is Kotoko’s CAF Champions League.

"They may be able to play some of their matches there but once the procurement processes are almost ready we will relocate their matches to Accra or some other stadium,” he stated.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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