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Baba Yara Sports Stadium temporarily closed down for renovation

The National Sports Authority (NSA) has temporarily closed down theBaba Yara Sports Stadium with immediate effect.

Baba Yara Stadium

This is to pave way for the National Sports Authority to carry out critical works in the stadium for the 63rd Independence anniversary celebration.

The statement indicates that the complete renovation of the Baba Yara Sports Stadium will continue after the celebration, which implies that the stadium will not be ready for sporting activities any time soon

It is understood both Asante Kotoko and King Faisal have been asked to look for new venues for their home league games.

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The Baba Yara Sports Stadium hasn't been renovated since 2008 when it hosted the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Stadium has hosted two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments — 2000 and 2008 — and FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.

There are reports that work in the Baba Yara Sports Stadium will be completed in October.

Below is the full statement:

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