The Ghana Football Association has released the list of approved venues for Premier League football ahead of the upcoming season.
Aduana Stars’ Nana Agyemang Badu Park at Dormaa, Ashgold’s Len Clay Stadium at Obuasi and the Baba Yara Stadium, home of both Asante Kotoko and King Faisal were the three pitches approved without any issues.
9 other venues, including the Accra Sports Stadium for Hearts of Oak, Great Olympics and Inter Allies, and the Liberty Stadium for Liberty Professionals were given conditional approvals.
The GFA said that the “various non-mandatory conditions” as well as the “deadlines for remediation” have been communicated to the clubs.
A total of 12 different venues were approved.
Wa All Stars’ Madina Zongo Park and Ebusua Dwarfs’ Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast were deemed unfit to serve as match venues for the upcoming season.
No reasons for the rejection of the two venues were given by the GFA although it said that the “mandatory basis for the rejection and the deadline for clubs to propose alternative venues” has been discussed with clubs.
The Competitions Department will, however, select venues for the two clubs to honour their home games should they not meet the deadline.
The Ghana Premier League returns this weekend after a year-long hiatus.
Find below the list of approve and rejected venues:
1. Aduana Stars -Nana Agyemang Badu Park, Dormaa
2. Ashgold – Len Clay Stadium, Obuasi
3. Kotoko – Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
4. King Faisal – Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi
1. Hearts of Oak – Accra Sports Stadium
2. Olympics – Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
3. Inter Allies – Accra Sports Stadium, Accra
4. Berekum Chelsea – Golden City Park, Berekum
5. Techiman XI Wonders – Techiman Park
6. Dreams FC – Theatre of Dreams, Dawu
7. WAFA – WAFA Stadium, Sogakope
8. Elmina Sharks – Ndoum Park, Elmina
9. Medeama – Akoon Park, Tarkwa
10. Karela FC – Akoon Park, Tarkwa
11. Liberty Professionals – Liberty Stadium, Dansoman
12. Bechem United – Bechem Park, Bechem
1. Wa All Stars – Madina Zongo Park, Madina
2. Dwarfs – Robert Mensah Stadium, Cape Coast