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NSA responsible for Cape Coast Stadium pitch quandary – Jerome Otchere

Previous Editor of the Kotoko Express, Jerome Otchere has faulted the National Sports Authority's absence of meticulousness for the issues tormenting the Ghana Football Association in front of the Ghana Black Stars and Nigeria Super Eagles conflict on March 20.

As per him, had it not been that the NSA had posted pictures of the destroyed pitch just after the Independence Day festivities on their Twitter handle, the Nigerian Football Association could not have possibly fought the setting to CAF.

This would have forestalled the scrape the GFA as of now ends up in concerning exchanging scenes for the match while the Cape Coast Stadium's pitch gets fixed, he said.

Talking on JoyNews' PM Express Tuesday, he said, "I've been listening cautiously to all that has been continuing concerning this pitch issue, and Evans, I at first referenced authority. Allow us to get down on the NSA. All that has happened is because of the unfortunate administration of the NSA.

"All that has happened is because of the NSA not being in contact with the real world. The truth is that in this present reality, to do PR, you should thoroughly consider anything you put out, the NSA I'm sorry didn't do that."

"Why we are having this discussion is that the NSA looked to distribute pictures that they ought to have avoided the general population. Since we, all in Ghana who cover football realize very well that our pitches are bad.

"Indeed we've been attempting to take care of business to get players to play, to get groups to play, what the NSA did has carried us to this point because on Monday morning just after the sixth March occasion, they distributed pictures showing a pitch that every individual who follows football will wince after seeing the photos," he added.

Jerome Otchere made sense that the distribution of those photos was condemning for Ghana's picture and looked to extend the unfortunate situation at the Cape Coast arena.

"So for example, when I saw the photos on their Twitter handle, the main thing I did was to cite the tweet and advise them to quit distributing those photos, because for me it was a promotion of the unfortunate situation at Cape Coast.

"What's more, when they looked to address the terrible impression they've given of Ghana they tried to again distribute pictures that they sifted. Furthermore, who were they misleading?" he said.

He expressed that he concurs with Nigeria's choice to fight the pitch and pointed out for more paid to the nature of contributes particularly Ghana to stay away from a reiteration of this occurrence.

"I'm blissful the Nigerians took on this issue since you see like I was saying, whoever likes football, whoever follows football - and Sannie was discussing the type of players we hope to play on specific pitches. I'm not amazed for example Gambia and Chad should play their matches someplace since you see we're bringing back players who are over the top expensive.

"Furthermore, regardless of whether they are not costly, it's their vocations in question. They can turn a lower leg on an awful pitch thus FIFA should be worried about the nature of pitches we play on. So in my view, it involves we talking such a great amount about preferring sports, being so energetic about sports, attempting to siphon such a lot of cash into the game yet truly it is simply squandered because toward the day's end the very things you should do to keep these offices in shape we disregard it," he said.

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