National Sports Authority (NSA) has officially communicated that the Accra Sports Stadium will be unavailable for sporting activities throughout the month of December.
In a press statement issued and signed by the director-general, Professor Peter Twumasi, Ghanaian clubs accustomed to utilizing the stadium for their league matches are advised to seek alternative venues for their December games.
“The National Sports Authority wishes to inform you about the unavailability of the Accra Sports Stadium for sporting purposes.
By this letter, all the clubs that use the Accra Sports Stadium are entreated to use their alternative venues to honour their league matches in December,” the statement dated October 20, 2023, reads.
In a letter dated October 20, 2023, the National Sports Authority (NSA) has requested all clubs accustomed to using the Accra Sports Stadium to seek alternative venues for their league matches in December. The statement emphasises the need for clubs to honour their league commitments at these alternative locations.
The decision to temporarily close the Accra Sports Stadium in December is attributed to the hosting of two major concerts, namely the Freedom Concert and the Bhim Concert.
These events, featuring headlining performances by dancehall artists Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy, are slated to take place at the stadium during that period.
Traditionally serving as the home grounds for the Ghana Premier League teams Hearts of Oak and Accra Great Olympics, both clubs will now shift to the alternative venues previously submitted to the Ghana Football Association at the commencement of the current campaign.