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Our park will be ready for Kotoko match - Bechem Utd boss assures

BY: Peter Sarbah
Kingsley Owusu Achau--Bechem boss
Kingsley Owusu Achau--Bechem boss

Bechem United have pledged to put the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park in good condition before their first Premier League home match against Asante Kotoko this weekend.

The Club Licensing Board of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) recently, during a routine visit, raised concerns about some Premier League venues which did not meet the required standard and the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park was also affected.

But according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the club, Kingsley Owusu Achau, the club was almost through with recommendations made by the board and believed that before their first home game, all outstanding issues would have been resolved.

Speaking to Graphic Sports in an interview last Thursday, Mr Achau said the board did not identify any serious default but only raised concerns about iron rods and wooden planks which had littered the stadium after some renovation works.

"We undertook some renovation works at the media centre and fixed some extra seats, so they only asked us to clear all the iron rods and the wooden planks at the stadium," he explained.

Mr Achau said because they engaged Greengrass Technology to work on the pitch during the off-season, the board categorised it among the three best pitches in the country currently and therefore could not be banned by the FA.

He, however, called for fair officiating in this season and proposed that retired referees should be employed to review the work of referees on a weekly basis, instead of waiting for clubs to officially lodge complaints before reviewing the performance of referees.

"I am advocating a weekly review of matches so that within 48 hours, issues could be resolved. You don't have to report before matches are reviewed,” he stated.