Some netizens have reacted to the state of the pitch at the Accra Sports Stadium, formerly Ohene Djan Stadium, during an international friendly on Tuesday evening.
Despite some precipitations of rains prior to the match, internet users have gone absurd to criticize the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Sports Ministry over the poor conditions of the pitches in the country.
After a lauding performance by the Black Stars on Thursday when they faced Central Africa Republic in the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, netizens were hailing to see a massive attendance in Tuesday’s friendly against neighboring nation Liberia.
The Black Stars took to their social media to update the score line at the halftime break of the match.
But, to their surprise, netizens overlooked the scoreline to fulminate them at the comment sessions on the X (formerly Twitter) app over the state of the pitch.
The Accra Sports Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium (40,000-capacity, all-seater) used for association football matches. The stadium was inaugurated in 1962 by a football match played between Accra XI and Kumasi XI.
On 16 June 2011, the name ‘Ohene Djan Stadium’ on the stadium building was changed to ‘Accra Sports Stadium’ without any official announcement by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly supported by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government.
As a designated venue for some of the 2008 African Cup of Nations matches, the stadium was rebuilt, upgraded, and modernized to meet FIFA standards. Work on the stadium was completed in October 2007.
Check some of the comments made by some internet users:
You people can’t maintain your stadium eiii…enye ooo
— Běř ŅäŕĐ (@kofibernard_) September 12, 2023
Pitches in Ghana is a disgrace to the beautiful game of football.. 🤦🏾♂️
— M Ø 8 🇳🇴 (@GoonerGangAFC) September 12, 2023
see some pitch a whole footballing nation dey play on eei
— efo_ËDËM🇬🇭 (@OniniGh) September 12, 2023
So are you people glad of this pitch such a shameful useless country
Mpaninfoc Wei de3 oh daabi gye Nkrumah scre Fri awufocm
— Kudus_Houseboy (@KudusHouseboy) September 12, 2023
You people should not allow the players to play on this stupid pitch . If the authorities can’t provide good pitch they should play the match themselves Moa
— Bra Poly🇬🇭🇦🇷🥂 (@PolysarkCess_) September 12, 2023
Someone says Kudus used to play on a deteriorated pitch in Nima therefore he needs to score more in this match against Liberia irrespective of the bad nature of the Accra Sports Stadium….
— Fred Ejor (@fred_ejor) September 12, 2023
That’s the Accra sports stadium. The one they regularly spend millions to maintain💪🏽😹
— Aaron Hansen🇬🇭 (@rony_writes) September 12, 2023
@ghanafaofficial so you people have conscious at all, just look at the Black stars playing in Accra Sports Stadium on this pitch. If you care about the local football this pitch wouldn’t be like this. How much did you people shared in Qatar 🇶🇦 again?
— DonBortey (Parody) (@DadaDonBortey) September 12, 2023
Omg the pitch at the Accra sports stadium is terrible 😭😭
— Sportainment Queen👑⚽️💖 (@iamalexislaura) September 12, 2023