The Director-General of National Sports Authority Professor Twumasi has explained that his outfit does not have any contract with the Ghana Football Association. The National Sports Authority has a contract with football clubs that patronize their facilities, hence has informed them about planned maintenance before the commencement of the season. Professor Twumasi made these remarks in reaction to an impending renovation at the Accra Sports Stadium. National Sports Authority boss elucidated the rationale behind the renovations at the Accra Sports Stadium.
“Accra Sports Stadium has been in use when other facilities were under renovation. We work with green grass because the turf we use is a natural grass. So they have their time table for renovations. So I am surprised to hear people accusing us. We have contracts with clubs and not Ghana Football Association. We have informed them of those maintenance.” He explained to Hello Sports.
Professor Twumasi further highlighted how Accra Sports Stadium could be used for other purposes aside hosting football matches. Reacting to an upcoming musical concert at the same facility, NSA boss was not sure of when that is scheduled to take place, but was confident that it can take place at other areas of the Accra Sports Stadium.
“Accra Sports Stadium has a lot of facilities aside the pitch. Is a multipurpose and others can use it. The place is open to public. We wrote the letter to GFA and it is in the public domain. I don’t know the exact place GT Bank will use for their concert. I will have to check.”
He rebuffed reports of an ongoing misunderstanding and hostility between the National Sports Authority and the Ghana Football Association.
“NSA works with Ghana Football Association and there is not time to say that NSA has issues with any body.”
The National Sports Authority in a letter addressed to the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, informed the football governing body to postpone or reschedule league matches slated for December 13 to December 26 for a planned maintenance at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Following the leaked letter, concerns have been raised as other institutions are scheduled to use the facility for their events. This has given room to speculation about an enmity between the two bodies.
The directive will require clubs such as Accra Hearts of Oak, Accra Great Olympics and Accra Lions to look for other alternatives to be used for home venue.
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