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Bolga Astroturf is the worst park in terms of standards – RFA

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The astroturf park built as one of the government’s many Youth Resources Centres dotted across the country does not meet international football standards. This is according to the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Football Association, Salifu Zida.

For this reason, standard football games cannot be held at the venue.

Mr. Zida said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Friday, June 10, 2022.

“That is the worst one. To be honest, the NPP government has done well, nationwide, trying to lift the face of playing fields across the country but I believe they were too partisan. That is what has caused us to be where we are still. If you look at the football fields they have constructed across the country, they are unprecedented but due consultations were not done.”

“At least, if you are not consulting the football association, the National Sports Authority could have been more into it. At least, based on expert advice, we would have had standard pitches.”

“If you look at the Mobil park, apart from community games, and friendly matches for juvenile football, you cannot use it to play any major association football. In this region, we squeeze to play our second division games there. We are forced to but we are not supposed to because it is not up to the standard,” he said.

Earlier, Mr. Zida said successive governments have failed to further the development of sports in the Upper East Region. This is because sports stadia constructed decades ago, continue to rot without the necessary attention.

Speaking on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, the Upper East Regional Chairman of the Football Association, who was audibly upset about the situation said it goes against the development of sporting talents in the region.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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