Poor maintenance culture and lack of pitches affect quality of play – GFA Capo

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Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku has indicated that lack of pitches and poor maintenance culture of the Ghanaian people has affected the quality of play in the Ghana Premier League.

Speaking on a wide range of issues pertaining to the game in Ghana in an exclusive interview on Joy FM, the GFA capo noted that handlers of the various stadia across the country have failed to put appropriate measures to keep the pitches in good conditions for the domestic league.

“Generally, at least at the premier league level, all the games started on very good pitches. We started the current GPL season across all the 9 league centres and the pitches at the time of start were in very good shape.


“It’s also true our poor maintenance culture has affected some of the pitches and the lack of many quality pitches and stadia in this country affect access.


“Moreover, a typical example is Accra sports stadium is been used by 5-6 football clubs including our national teams and the load on the turf at Accra sports stadium is also always heavy and it will always affect the quality,” he concluded.

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