Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif has revealed that works at the Baba Yara Sports stadium will be completed in July.
The Baba Yara Sports stadium has been shut since February last year for renovation works, forcing Asante Kotoko and King Faisal to adopt other venues for their home games.
Concerns have been raised about when the stadium will be ready for use, but the Minister who was speaking on Citi TV’s Face to Face show disclosed all necessary works should be completed by July.
“Work is still ongoing at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The facility was closed down for renovation to happen and per the information I have, the contractor is still working and when last I checked from him when the place will be ready for use by King Faisal, Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League, I was told that it will be ready soon enough,” he told Citi’s Umaru Sanda.
“I cannot however confirm that will happen until I visit the place myself and see what is going on there to ensure that these clubs return to their natural home turfs. I cannot put my neck on the line for the contractors because they can disappoint you sometimes.
“But what I can ensure is that I have started engagement with the key stakeholders, that is the GFA, GHALCA, and NSA to have an understanding of what is actually going on.
“I will soon start a tour to see for myself what things look like so the July timeline set for completion will be achieved.”