The Ghana Football Association (GFA), has announced that the second of its kind of artificial turf at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence at Prampram would be completed in six months.
The FIFA-sponsored project, which forms part of efforts to develop football in the country, would cost about$ 500,000.
According to the President of GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, the first of such facility had been built in Tema and has been helpful to the development of talents in the area.
“The Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence has several training pitches but the artificial turf could easily be maintained as it could last about 25 years without issues,” he stated.
He added that it was important to develop infrastructure at the facility to groom young talents for the national teams.
According to him, most of the national teams – especially the female ones, make use of the facility very often “and there is the need for it to be in good shape at all times”.
The turf, he said, would also improve upon the game as it would be of international standards.
“Our players need to train with the best facilities so that they would not have problems when they meet such facilities at the international stage,” he stated.
He said the FA had been making efforts to develop football infrastructure and asked stakeholders to partner the FA for more of such facilities to be developed.
From Michael D. Abayateye, Prampram