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Sports Ministry Denies Closing Down Accra Sports Stadium

Sports Ministry Denies Closing Down Accra Sports Stadium

The Public Relations Officer of Ministry of Youth and Sports, Elvis Adjei Baah has denied reports suggesting that his outfit has shut down Accra Sports Stadium for renovations works to begin ahead of the 2018 Africa Women Championship.

Section of the edifice has been closed down when the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Asiamah visited the place in April last year.

With some few weeks to start the Ghana Premier League, reports emerged that the edifice has been shut down but the spokesperson of the Sports Ministry says the contractors are yet to decide whether to allow Hearts and Inter Allies to use the Accra Stadium as their home venue for this season.

“The contractor is yet to decide on a total shutdown of the stadium if only it will help his work, fine but for us, we can’t interfere.

“On the other hand, if his works can accommodate matches of Accra Hearts of Oak and Inter Allies on weekends solely depends on him,” Adjei Baah told Starr Sports.

The Accra Stadium has not been renovated since its reconstruction in 2007 for the hosting of the 2008 AFCON.