The ministry of sports’ failure to pay the pitch staff of the Accra Sports Stadium for three years might disrupt the Black Stars opening training session for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers as unpaid workers looked unconcerned with state of pitch, making it virtually unusable.
Workers of Green Grass Technology, opted for no less a time to stage a claim to their unpaid salaries than when Ghana’s national team, the Black Stars are supposed to take on Comoros in their march towards a fourth appearance at FIFA’s world cup to be staged in Russia in 2018, thus exposing the rot at the sports ministry and the National Sports Authority under whose care the stadium fall.
Journalists attending the training session were appalled at the sight as a furious Black Stars coach Avram Grant was seen gesturing over the cassava farm-like look of the pitch which seemed dangerous to the health and careers of players of the national team.
The Managing Director of Green Grass Technology, Frank Boahen revealed that the pitch of the Accra Stadium was left in the utterly poor state because his company was owed over close to three years by the sports ministry.
In a Happy FM interview with a staff, Yaw Kumah who revealed that all their colleagues at the various stadia across the country namely, Accra Sports Stadium, Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, Essipong Stadium in Takoradi and the Tamale stadium are all alert to go on a sit-down strike means none of the stadia is likely to host the game on Friday November, 14.
The Black Stars could consider leaving the Accra Sports Stadium and look elsewhere as coach Avram Grant does not want to put his players and his preparations at risk.