MTN FA Cup final to be played on Cape Coast stadium

The multi-purpose Cape Coast Sports Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for the 2015/16 MTN FA Cup final on Sunday, August 28.

cape coast stadium
cape coast stadium

This was announced by the chairman of the MTN FA Cup Committee, Kurt Okraku, during the quarter-finals draw yesterday at the Alisa hotel.

cape coast stadium
cape coast stadium

According to Mr. Okraku, a lot of considerations were taken into account before arriving on the decision, saying that, “after all the lobbying, we have settled on the Central region to host the grand finale of the prestigious MTN FA Cup.”

He was optimistic that this year’s final will be an improved one over last year’s edition in Takoradi – which recorded a record attendance.

“We are very much positive that this grand finale will again be even much bigger than what we saw last year, because we believe that what we saw last year has never ever happened in Ghana as far as the MTN FA Cup is concerned. And we achieved that with the enormous support from the media.”

The 16,000 capacity Cape Coast Sports Stadium was commissioned by President John Dramani Mahama last month. Construction of the $35 million facility began in August 2013 and was fully completed in January 2016 by the China Jiangxi Cooperation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation.

The stadium has modern facilities for hosting multi sports events. Ghana Black Satellites drew 2-2 with the Chinese U19 national team in the only high profile game the venue has hosted during the commissioning of the stadium last month.

By: Dennis Osei Gyamfi

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