By Tilda Acorlor
The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kurt Simeon-Okraku, is confident the GFA Borehole Project will assist clubs and players to improve football competitions on good pitches.
He said this when he paid a two-day working visit to the Volta Region.
“We as FA recognise a big shortfall in football pitches; the existing ones lack the basic necessities that will ensure our clubs and players enjoy good football,” Mr. Okraku said.
“Most pitches are natural grass, and they lack the flow of regular water. For grass pitches, you need the flow of natural water to ensure good football, as the pitches are treated well,” he noted.
“This will help clubs improve competition, so to improve competition, we discussed with FIFA the need for this strategy, and the strategy is to help our clubs mostly with water, and FIFA agreed to our vision,” he added.
The borehole project is an initiative of the Executive Council of the GFA to improve domestic competition across the football ecosystem.
Mr. Simeon-Okraku commissioned three GFA Borehole facilities for Volta Region in Kpando, Ho, and Akatsi, adding to the several facilities he had already commissioned in the Greater Accra, Ashanti, and Brong Ahafo Regions.
The project is fully funded by proceeds from FIFA Forward 1.0.
The Ghana FA President is set to visit other regions for a similar gesture in the coming days.