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Sports News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Kotoko will revert to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after March 6


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Ghanaian giant, Asante Kotoko will be back at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for their Premier League games as authorities have confirmed to the club that the stadium will be made available after the 6th March Independence celebration.

The Stadium was closed down for renovation works last week, with clubs using the venue asked to find alternative venues for their home games.

Asante Kotoko resorted to the Accra Sports Stadium as their new home venue for the remainder of the season but latest information gathered by Finder Sports indicates that the team is likely to play some of its Premier League games at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after the independence day celebrations which has been confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the club Kennedy Boakye-Ansah in an interview with the media.

The Acting Ashanti Regional National Sports Authority boss,Edmond Appiah told reporters that clubs can use the venue as renovation will be done in phases after 6th March.

According to him, the NSA will meet the various stakeholders and outline the planson how the renovation works will be carried out at the stadium.

“This is a temporal closure because after the independence celebrations the clubs can still use the stadium. The work will be done in phases, the Kumasi Stadium will not be completely shut down”, he told the media.

He also indicated that the NSA will meet the clubs on the renovation works to be carried out at the stadium as well as the phases at which the works will be carried out.

Meanwhile, Communication Director for Asante Kotoko Kennedy Boakye-Ansah has said that the team will camp in Kumasi and travel to Accra to play some of their home matches at the Accra Sports Stadium.

He also confirmed Kotoko playing some of its games at the venue after 6th March.

According to reports, Asante Kotoko are considering on honoring their home games in the night due to the number of teams that use the venue.

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