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Kotoko to use Accra sports stadium for CAF Champions League games

Asante Kotoko players

According to the National Sports Authority (NSA), Asante Kotoko will use the Accra Sports Stadium as their new home venue if they make it into the group phase of the CAF Champions League.

Plans are advanced to close down the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi in line with a holistic renovation exercise.

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The Director-General of NSA, Professor Peter Twumasi speaking on Happy FM’s Anopa Bosuo Sports, said “There’s no cause for alarm. Even if it rains, they [Kotoko] can still use the pitch as the pitch takes about 40-45 minutes to dry up when it’s raining heavily. The reason why we couldn’t play the Hearts and Kotoko was that they are not supposed to play any game after 6pm.”

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He revealed that, “Kotoko might have to continue playing their African games in Accra because of the imminent closure of the Baba Yara Stadium for renovation works. We are pushing for it to happen.”

The renovation forms part of a grand scheme to improve the working standards of the various stadia in the country ahead of 2023 All African Games which the country has won the bid to host.