Three boreholes projects have been commissioned in Sunyani by President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku - with seven other projects yet to be commissioned in the Brong Ahafo region.
The three commissioned projects are the Sunyani Coronation Park (Two) and the Sunyani Technical University. The two venues are used by the Regional Football Association as Game Centres for third Division, Second Division, Women’s Division One clubs and the Division One League clubs.
At the Coronation Park, President Simeon-Okraku was in the company of Kwabena Kyere - Vice Chairman of the Brong Ahafo Regional Football Association, Samuel Aboabire, Greater Accra Regional Football Association Chairman, Foster Kwame Opoku Boakye, Bono Regional Sports Director and Nana Gyaama Darkwah, Estate Manager of the National Sports Authority, Bono.
He later moved to the Sunyani Technical University where he was met by Vice Chancellor of the School, Professor Engineer Kwadwo Adinkrah Appiah and colleagues from the University. They included Solomon Korantwi –Brimah, Pro- Vice Chancellor and Samuel Obuor, Registrar.
President Simeon-Okraku expressed gratitude to the management of the Sunyani Technical University for allowing the Regional Football Association to use the University pitch as a Game Centre.
He added that grassroots football is at the heart of football development and needs to be given special attention by all stakeholders.
‘’I really appreciate the gesture from the University to make the school pitch available for juvenile football’’ he said.
‘’We owe it a duty to support the growth and development of the game so I was very happy when I heard that the University has willingly donated the school Park to the Regional Football Association as a Game Centre’’
‘’You deserve commendation for this gesture and the Ghana Football Association greatly appreciate your effort and dedication to the development of the game’’ President Simeon-Okraku added.
The Ghana Football Association would continue to provide updates regarding the commissioning of the other borehole facilities across the country.
The provision of boreholes is aimed at improving the quality of pitches and ultimately improving competitions across the country with the Premier League, Division One League, Women’s Premier League and Regional Game centres expected to benefit from the project.
The borehole strategy is funded via the FIFA Forward 1.0 programme.