World football’s governing body, FIFA has warned that Ghana may have to choose between Morocco and Benin Republic to host Nigeria in the FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
Black Stars are set to host Super Eagles in the 20,000 capacity stadium in Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Friday 25th March but it looks like the venue may be changed.
Ghana celebrated their 65th independence last week, 6th of March, and the pitch was used as venue for the government’s celebration of the independence anniversary.
Recent pictures on social media showed holes on the pitch, while others showed that work was still ongoing.
According to the director of Ghana’s National Sports Authority, NSA, Professor Peter Twumasi, people have been dispatched to work on the pitch and its facilities.
“Our men have been on the ground for the past one week in an effort to ensure that we host the game under very pleasant circumstances. We have given special attention to the turf; watering and carrying other essential works on it,”he told Media After inspection of the Cape-Coast stadium pitch.
”As we speak now, I can confidently tell you that the pitch especially is 100 per cent ready for the game. Floodlights are working very well and there are other measures in place to power them when the unexpected occurs,” he said.
However, delegates from Confederation Africaine de Football, CAF and FIFA are in Ghana and will be led by the Ghana FA officials to inspect the venue’s facilities and especially the pitch.
Ghana will have to hope the FIFA/CAF inspection team gets convinced the pitch could be ready by 25th of March.