The Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the 2018 Women’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Wednesday, appealed for support towards the renovation and refurbishment of the various stadia and training pitches selected for the women football tournament.
A delegation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is expected in the country for inspection in May ahead of the AFCON 2018 scheduled for November 7 to December 1.
Mrs. Freda Prempeh, the Chairperson of the Committee, made the appeal in an interview with the GNA Sports, after the LOC paid a courtesy call on Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, at her office in Accra to seek the first lady’s support for the upcoming event.
She said the training pitches especially the Achimota School Changing Room needed urgent rehabilitation work to meet international standard and entreated corporate bodies, non-governmental organizations and well-to-do individuals to support.
Mrs. Prempeh, who is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tano North constituency in the Brong-Ahafo Region was quick to add that though the Ministry of Youth the Sports has assured the LOC to work on the facilities, more support is required from other partners.
On behalf of the committee, Mrs. Prempeh commended the first lady for her charity work, particularly her swift intervention to save the mother-baby unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
Mrs Akufo-Addo expressed her appreciation to the LOC for their commitment, and pledged her unflinching support to the committee to enable the country to host the women’s football tournament successfully.
She pledged her support towards renovation of the Achimota training pitch and rallied the support of other charitable and corporate bodies as well.