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Sports Minister Hon. Ussif reiterates government commitment to build infrastructure

The lawmaker recapitulated the significance of sports infrastructure to sports development in the country hence the government’s commitment to ensure facilities are built all over the country

Ghana’s Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif has reiterated the commitment of government to develop sports infrastructure to aid sports development in the country.

The lawmaker recapitulated the significance of sports infrastructure to sports development in the country hence the government’s commitment to ensure facilities are built all over the country.

Speaking at the 29th Ordinary Congress of the Ghana Football Association at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, the Yagaba-Kubori MP disclosed that the commitment of government to invest in infrastructure remains undiluted.

“The government remains committed to the holistic development of sports in Ghana,” he said.

“Our unprecedented investments in infrastructure have been evidently clear for all to see.”

He went on further to explain the state of the 10 youth resource centres being constructed by the government charging sports federations to make good use of them.

“Six out of the 10 Multipurpose Youth Resource Centres are almost done with Phase 2. Work will soon begin on the phase 2 of the remaining 4.

Hon. Ussif revealed the steps undertaken by the government to renovate some already existing stadia in the country.

“The government over the years has embarked on series of renovations in our stadia. Accra, Baba Yara, Cape Coast and Essipong have all benefited from the Government’s intervention.

“In recent times, there have been reports in the media concerning the state of the Essipong Stadium.

“I can assure you all that, we’ve resolved the procedural delays and the contractor has been back on site working on the Phase 2. It is my wish that the teams within the region will make use of the facility when completed.


“The government is also building sporting facilities at Borteyman and at the University of Ghana to host and organise the 13th African Games come 2024.

“A FIFA-standard stadium at the University of Ghana is one of them, accompanied by several warm-up pitches which would be utilized at the grassroots level after the games,” he added.

The Government’s commitment to ensure there are enough facilities in the country for the development of sports has seen a massive facelift from 2017 to date.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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