Keerapa Active, providers of sports infrastructure, has cut sod for the construction of a multipurpose sports complex to be situated at Sokagope in the South Tongu district of the Volta region.
The $100,000 project is expected to be completed within three months.
Co-founder of Keerapa Active, David Amekpor, said the company was committed to creating an avenue for sporting talents in the country to excel with focus on the development of five-a-side football.
Mr. Amekpor said the facility will enable aspiring athletes to practice their skills under good and serene conditions, adding that, and ‘this will mark a move away from the era where athletes train in extremely poor conditions”.
“Ghanaians are obsessed with football, for example, but we do not support the creation of infrastructure and that makes it impossible to see the full potential.”
Member of Parliament for South Tongu Constituency, Kobla Mensah Woyome, commended Keerapa Active for the initiative and pledged his full support for the project.
He said a series of friendly games will be held among the people of his constituency and their neighbours in Togo and urged them to be guided by the laws of the country.
Keerapa Active is a new sports and recreation start-up that is working to put quality but affordable facilities, within the reach of Ghana’s athletes and amateur football players.
They intend to offer the highest quality Astroturf playing field in Ghana, utilizing top specification FIFA grade synthetic turf technology.
In addition to the superior playing surface, the facilities will focus on the development of footballers through running leagues, tournaments, and soccer schools.
Caption: The MP for the area (with shovel) and a traditional leader performing the ground breaking ceremony
BY MICHAEL D. ABAYATEYE