The overlord of the Telensi Traditional area Tongo - Raana Naab Kugbil Namaltang on Friday, performed a ceremony for work to begin on the second phase of the Kurt Okraku Winkogo Technical Centre in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
Tongo-Raana Naab who was the special guest at the Commissioning of the first phase was joined by President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and Vice President Mark Addo.
Chairman of the Upper East Regional Football Association Alhaji Salifu Zida and Executive Council Members George Amoako, Nana Sarfo Oduro, Habiba Atta Forson, Kingsley Osei Bonsu, Linford Asamoah Boadu and Samuel Anim Addo were also present.
It will be recalled that the Ghana Football Association in August 2020, secured the Winkogo land, for the construction of an AstroTurf following the decision of the Executive Council to use part of the project funds from the FIFA Forward 1.0 program for the construction of two Astro Turfs - one at Prampram and the other one at Winkogo, in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.
The second phase is expected to house the head office of the Upper East Regional Football Association, dressing rooms, spectator stands and a FIFA standard artificial football turf capable of hosting all matches, including elite domestic competitions.
The facility will serve the people of Winkogo and its environs and will help solve the huge sports infrastructure deficit the region has been facing over the years.
The first phase of the project include the artificial pitch, floodlights, Generator set to power the lights, an inner perimeter, fencing around the entire parcel of land, two technical team benches and two movable goalposts.