NSA assures of a successful Ghana-Sudan World Cup qualifier
The National Sports Authority (NSA) has met stakeholders to discuss and institute measures aimed at ensuring a successful 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Sudan at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.
About 40,000 spectators are expected to throng the Stadium, necessitating measures to protect lives and property before, during and after the match.
Mr. Saka Acquaye, Ashanti Regional Sports Director, told newsmen in Kumasi that, the venue was noted for its friendly atmosphere and as such it was imperative that preparations were put in place.
In all, he said, a total of 190 police personnel including officers, as well as a team of security personnel from the National Security, Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and Ghana National Fire Service would be on hand to maintain order.
In addition, a team of medical personnel drawn from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), paramedics and the National Ambulance Service would also be detailed to attend to emergencies.
The GNA Sports gathered that the NSA was in serious discussion with the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) as to how best the Stadium could be provided with an uninterrupted power.
When Ghana hosted Lesotho at the same venue last year, the game was abandoned temporarily due to power cut to the floodlights.