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Borteyman Facility To Be Converted To University After African Games – Sports Minister

The Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif has said that the Borteyman Sports facility will be converted into a university for sports and development after the African Games.

This, in his view, would “prevent the facility from being a white elephant “when the games are over.

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In 2023, the Borteyman Sports facility will host the African Games.

Speaking in a press briefing on Sunday, the Sports Minister said the project is in progress and he backed up his claim with photos.

“Government has decided to adopt the hybrid format to be able to provide the needed facilities to organize the games. And when I say the hybrid format; leveraging on existing infrastructure and also be able to develop new facilities we don’t have as a country, and we are developing the new facilities that we don’t have at Borteyman,” he said.

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According to Mr Ussif, the facility when done would have a 10-lane competition pool, eight lane swimming warm-up pool. He added that it will also have a multi-purpose hall for basketball and other indoor games.

“We will also have five tennis courts constructed there as well and then we will also have a dome. The five tennis courts, one of them is going to be a 1000 seater capacity with a covered spectator stand with VVIP.

“We also will have a dome with 500 seaters for other indoor games. We will have more than 2000 parking spaces also available, an administration block and a lecture hall…,” he said.

He also stated that because the Sports Ministry aims to rely on existing infrastructure, the University of Ghana is on the list of institutions that will be updated to match international standards in order to host the games.

“The University of Ghana Sports Stadium is being upgraded. We are adding a warm-up track which is just five minutes away from the main stadium and there will be a covered walk lane to allow athletes access the main stadium,” he added.

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