Ghana FA’s club licensing committee rejects Baba Yara & Accra Sports Stadium; Kotoko & Hearts in trouble

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The two most glamorous clubs in the country stand the risk at not playing at their favorite home grounds ahead of the start of the new season

Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak could be playing their home games away from Baba Yara Sports Stadium and Accra Sports Stadium respectively if the two stadiums are not approved by Ghana Football Association’s club licensing committee.

This comes up as a result of decisions that were taken by the club licensing committee after a visit by the club licensing manager on where all the 18 Premier League clubs will be playing their home games.

Kotoko, after adopting Accra Sports Stadium and Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi last season, decided to return to Baba Yara after the renovation works were complete. However, according to the club licensing committee, there are a lot of works that need to be done before the venue could be approved.

This means that King Faisal also risk at missing out on the chance to play in Kumasi since they also chose Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

Also, Hearts of Oak, Accra Lions and Great Olympics must hope that the club licensing committee will later approve the Accra Sports Stadium or else they will have to look for a new venue.

Only four venues have been approved so far and they include Red Bull Park in Sogakope which hosts West African Academy Football, Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale where RTU will be playing as well as Cape Coast Sports Stadium and Len Clay Sports Stadium.

Full report from Club Licensing Board

The club licensing committee has given authorities in charge of each venues that is yet to be approved up until October 18, 2021 to make corrections before they begin their security and checks.

The 2020/21 Ghana Premier League is scheduled to kick off on October 29 and the Super Clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko is billed for Matchday seven at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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