Government has released a staggering $4m(GH¢ 18 million) for the renovation of Azumah Nelson Sports Complex, the Sports Minister Isaac Asiamah has revealed.
The minister made it known when he officially gave the green light for renovation works to begin at the facility in Kaneshie.
Originally known as the Kaneshie Sports Complex, the edifice, which has a capacity of 10,000 spectators, has been in a very deplorable state and has seen very little maintenance by the state since it was built in the 1970s but rehabilitation is underway.
According to the Minister, the stadium when completed will have running tracks, a FIFA standard football pitch, a multipurpose gym, a swimming pool and hostels to House National teams.
“This place used to serve as camping grounds for our various national teams. Also in 2007 when the Accra Stadium was closed down Accra Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics used this place as their home grounds.” Minister said.
“Unfortunately the facilities here have been abandoned and left to deteriorate so much so that it doesn’t befit the pedigree of Azumah Nelson. This place is going to be transformed, and in a few months all will be proud,”
“We need future for Sports development and that future is what we are beginning this year.
“We have to address the fundamentals and that is the availability of sporting infrastructure and this year we are going to see that,” he added.
The Azumah Nelson Sports Complex will be renamed the Azumah Nelson Youth and Sports Centre when the renovation is done.
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