stadium would have no athletic ova l - Minister
Accra, March 23, GNA - The stadia earmarked to host matches
of the African Football Tournament, have been provided with
athletic ovals and shall be fitted with tartan tracks.
"It is the Ohene Djan stadium in Accra, which would not have
an athletic oval. The reason is that, the stadia that shall
host the opening and closing ceremony must meet the FIFA and
CAF requirement that, the particular stadium must have a
minimum seating capacity 40,000," Papa Owusu-Ankomah,
Minister of Education, Science and Sports, said in
Parliament on Friday.
He was responding to a question on why no provision had been
made for athletic ovals in the rehabilitation works on the
Ohene Djan, Baba Yara and the two new stadia at
Secondi-Takoradi and Tamale.
The Minister said in order to meet this requirement at the
Ohene Djan stadium, the tartan tracks had to be removed and
the stands expanded and brought nearer the playing field.
In response to another question, Papa Owusu-Ankomah told the
house that the school-feeding programme being piloted could
only be expanded nation-wide after an assessment and impact