Approved: Asante Kotoko to use Accra Sports stadium
Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s request to use the Accra Sports Stadium for their Premier League home matches has been approved by the National Sports Authority.
The team’s decision follows the closure of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for renovations work to host this year’s Independence Day celebrations, scheduled to take place in Ashanti Region.
“The closure is to enable the NSA and Ministry of Youth and Sports to have ample and uninterrupted time to fix critical places of the stadium before the celebration of Ghana’s 63rd Independence Anniversary Celebration,” a statement from the NSA read.
Few days later Asante Kotoko settled on Accra Sports Stadium, with General Manager Nana Akwasi Gyambibi confirming the decision on radio.
“We chose Accra over other places due to the fact that we believed we have a lot of supporters in the Greater Accra region and in terms of travelling we felt Accra is the most convenient place,” he told Kumasi-based radio station Ashh FM.
“We are not bothered by the fact that Hearts of Oak plays at that same venue, we believe we can survive there.”