The Kaladan Park in Tamale will benefit from the FIFA Forward 1.0 programme. This came to light after it emerged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is to invest an amount of $280,000 in the construction of mechanized boreholes at what it calls ‘game centres’ across the country.
This was disclosed by GFA President Kurt E.S. Okraku at a working visit to the Tamale Sports Stadium annex and the Kaladan Park on Thursday, August 06, 2020.
The borehole project will be used to develop Premier League, Division One League, Women’s Premier League pitches and its ‘Game centres’ of the Regional Football Association (RFA’s) with funding from the FIFA Forward 1.0 programme.
The GFA president was accompanied by Executive Council member Nana Oduro Sarfo and the Game Changer’s campaign coordinator during the elections Jones Abu Alhassan, who is also a Black Stars Management Committee member. They were led during the inspection of the first phase of refurbishment of some football pitches being undertaken by Northern Regional Football Association (NRFA) chairman Alhaj Abu Hassan Mahamadu Rhyzos. Works have been done on these pitches at both the Kaladan park and the Tamale Sports Stadium Annex.
The provision of the boreholes, according to Kurt Okraku is his contributions to the NRFA chairman’s efforts at improving football pitches in the region and aimed at improving the quality of the pitches and ultimately improving competitions across the country.
The GFA president later went to Yendi where he paid a courtesy call on the Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama.
Earlier on Wednesday GFA President Kurt Okraku had inspected a 6.5-acre land secured by the federation at Winkogo, Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region for the construction of an AstroTurf. The land, which was donated by Mr. Ababu Afelibik, headmaster of the Bolgatanga Senior High School, had been registered by the GFA.
The GFA, with the help of the Upper East Regional Football Association, the Chiefs, elders and the Community on Wednesday, August 05, 2020, unveiled the signpost for the project at a brief ceremony.
This follows the decision of the Executive Council to use part of the project funds from the FIFA Forward 1.0 programme for the construction of two Astro Turfs – one at Prampram and the other at Bolgatanga.