Ghana’s Minister in charge of Sports, Mustapha Ussif has disclosed that his outfit will supervise the fixing of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for approval from the continent’s governing body, CAF.
The West African country in March had to plead with CAF for a temporary approval for the Baba Yara Stadium to be used for the first leg of the playoff tie against Nigeria.
At the time, both the Cape Coast Stadium and the Accra Sports Stadium were deemed unfit and in no condition to host an international football match.
Speaking to Asempa FM today, Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif has disclosed that work will be done on the various stadia.
“CAF has given us time to fix a few things with Baba Yara stadia for full approval because we got temporary permission to play there during the Ghana- Nigeria game,” the Sports Minister said while adding, “CAF is not banning Ghana from all its stadia. The notion out there is false.”
Late this month, Ghana will have to prepare to host Madagascar in the first match of the qualifiers for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
The Sports Ministry, the National Sports Authority, and the Ghana FA must work together to get CAF to approve one of the national Stadia to host that game scheduled to be played on June 1, 2022.