A member of the communications team of Dreams FC, Jerome Otchere, has called on the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, to close down the Accra Sports Stadium completely to allow maintenance work to be carried out on the facility.
Aspects of the stadium have been closed down for maintenance work, however, Mr Otchere believes that the entire stadium needs rehabilitation.
Ahead of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League campaign, Hearts of Oak and Inter Allies Football clubs have been granted the permission to use the venue as their home ground but the former editor of Kotoko Express believes it is about time the stadium is shut down completely.
Speaking on the Grand Stand show on Class 91.3FM on Monday, Mr Otchere said: “Once we see that this structure is not good for human beings to go and sit under, let it be shut down so that whatever has to be done is done.
“Engineers have looked at it and they have said it has to be shut down for renovation works to begin and people come with sentiment and appeal that we want you to allow us to use the place but when there is a disaster, sentiment will be nothing.
“People will be asking questions: why you allowed them to go there while you knew the place is not safe? And that is science. In this country we have allowed sentiments to rule us a lot of times when you should have been scientific,” he added.