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Sports News of Tuesday, 10 November 2015


GFA feels betrayed by the NSA

Ex-co member of the GFA George Afriyie Ex-co member of the GFA George Afriyie

George Afriyie insists the Ghana FA was assured of good pitch at the Accra Sports Stadium ahead of the Black Stars preparations for the 2018 World Cup qualifier against Comoros.

The Black Stars players almost boycotted their opening training session on Monday after arriving to a deplorable playing surface at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Management of the pitch at the Accra Sports Stadium – Green Grass Technology – had apparently embarked on a strike over an outstanding debt owed them running into years by the National Sports Authority – leaving the pitch in tatters.

The GFA had to arrange for the groundmen at Liberty Professionals to move equipment to the Accra Sports Stadium to salvage the situation ahead of Tuesday’s training session.

But Black Stars management committee chairman George Afriyie revealed they were assured of a good playing surface before the team assembled for camping.

“We were assured the pitch will be in good condition,” he revealed on Asempa FM the morning after the unfortunate incident ensued.

“I don’t deal with the groundsmen directly, it was Maxwell Konadu who informed me personally the pitch was handled.

“So for us to arrive for training to see the pitch the way it is was very disappointing.”

The condition of the pitch at the Accra Sports Stadium has since been tremendously improved ahead of the Black Stars’ second training session Tuesday.