ACCRA– Ghana has assured that all will be ready come November when the country is scheduled to stage the 2018 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) soccer tournament following doubts raised by some quarters regarding the country’s readiness to host the continent’s top women’s football competition.
Elvis Adjei-Baah, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, says that the government has invested a lot into making sure that Ghana hosts one of the best championships ever in the history of African women’s football.
The Government has already committed resources, I mean the needed funds that would ensure that we have a successful hosting of the tournament. Thankfully, the monies have hit the Ministry’s account and some works have already started, he said.
He assured in an interview with the Gnana News Agency (GNA) that all facilities to be used for the championship would be ready before the start of the event. Work has already begun on the pitches to be used for the tournament, including EL-Wak Stadium, Accra Sports Stadium, Presec pitch, Robert Mensah Sports Stadium in Cape Coast, Cape Coast Stadium and Ndoum Sports Stadium, he added.
Works would be done on all these pitches hopefully within three months, the LOC (local organizing committee) has also been given funds to start work with regards to various logistics they would need to procure to help embrace the tournament.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK