Baba Yara Stadium renovation works to be completed by the end of June - Prof. Peter Twumasi assures

Published on: 08 June 2021

The Director-General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), Professor Peter Twumasi, has hinted that the Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium will be reopened by the end of this month.

The 40,00 seater capacity stadium has been under renovation since February 2019.

The renovation works forced Asante Kotoko and King Faisal to opt for new home grounds prior to the start of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League campaign.

But according to Mr Twumasi, the ongoing reconstruction of athletics tracks was expected to be completed this week, with the first layer (black) already laid with workers fixing the second layer (red).

“There is a minor painting to be done but all major works have been completed and the place is ready to be used,” Prof. Twumasi told Graphic Sports.

“The Stadium is going to be key for our preparation and hosting of the 2023 Africa Games, all track and field sporting activities can be held there.

The NSA boss confirmed that all 40,000 plastic seats have been installed while the pitch had undergone total refurbishment with modern drainage systems constructed around it.

“We have erected a new scoreboard, an LED floodlight, remoulded the presidential stand and fixed the roofs and washrooms,” he noted.

He indicated also that he expected the stadium to be officially handed over by the end of this month.