Former Black Stars defender Samuel Osei Kuffour has criticized the use of astroturfs in Ghana.
The former Ghana Football Association Normalisation Committee member said constructing astroturfs is not the best because it leads to increased injury rates among footballers.
The Bayern Munich legend was addressing ways to nurture the next generation of Ghanaian football heroes at the Bundesliga Legends Tour Press Conference on Monday in Accra.
“Now we have astroturf coming to Ghana. Is it good for our football? For me, I think it’s not the best for our kids.
How many of them would get injuries in the Achilles, injury problems everywhere because of astroturf?”
The 43-year-old expressed his concern about the increase in astroturf production in the country at a time where Europeans are shunning the use of artificial pitches in favour of natural ones.
“German people have stopped using astroturfs, Europeans have stopped using astroturfs. So, why are we just so much concerned about bringing astroturfs here. It doesn’t help us.
“The technical abilities that the young ones need to train it doesn’t go with the astroturf”.