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Sports News of Friday, 11 May 2018


Accra Sports Stadium nears completion stage

Project Manager of the ongoing renovations at the Accra Sports Stadium, Mr Chris Aviah has said they are close to finishing the work as they have stepped up efforts to complete within four months.

The Accra Sports Stadium is currently being handed a massive facelift ahead of the 2018 Total Africa Women Cup of Nations to be hosted in Ghana, on November 2018, with the government splashing a whopping GH¢12.5m on renovations.

Speaking to GNA Sports, Mr Aviah revealed that they are poised to meet their set deadline.

'The percentage of work done is about 60-70 percent and we are hopeful that within three to four months, all works would be completed and handed over to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

'We currently replacing the rusty metals and we have removed the roof. We also working on the orange stand as well as the scoreboard and that has taken a bit of time because we had to remove all metals and replace them with some concrete works,'' Mr Aviah stated.

He said they have deployed new methods to ensure the sustainability of the facility especially with the nearby sea posing as a great risk.

'The dusting would help expose the good part of the metal which help do the zinc impregnated coating, thus prevent rust. This time around we going to put a ceiling under the roof to enable it to withstand the sea breeze.

'But I remain hopeful that we would finish by the end of October, to make way for the tournament,'' he ended.

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