It’s scarcely 25 days for the World Cup qualifiers to begin, yet the Black Stars of Ghana stand to play their matches outside the country due to deplorable stadia. CAF authorities are supposed to show up in the country to complete their assessment before all games are played.
Nonetheless, looking at the conditions of Ghana’s stadia, reports are that Ghana is probably going to play their matches outside. As at now, Ghana has no standard stadia to flaunt, even as the National Sports Authority (NSA) has guaranteed to put forth a valiant effort to get them done before the qualifiers.
Over the years, Ghana has been given such a lot of time by FIFA and CAF officials to revamp the stadia to turn it into a standard one for games, but up until this time nothing appears to be up for it.
This similar issue popped at the last qualifiers against the Super Eagles of Nigeria prior to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Ghana Officials had to plead endlessly for the match to be played in Kumasi in spite of the fact that, it was in a bad state. Baba Yaara Sports arena has been shut for almost two years now with nothing going on.
The National Sports Authority (NSA) are the authorized office to make sure that all stadia are of international standards, but what do we see? More than $60,000,000 have already been spent on the Takoradi, Cape Coast, Accra, and Kumasi Sports stadia but the bad conditions of these fields are still unbelievable.
Perhaps, somebody isn’t going about his job competently, and should be blamed.