Football fans in Sekondi Takoradi are not happy on what they described as the sudden change of venue for the upcoming WAFU tournament.
There were high hopes that after visits by Officials of WAFU,the Sports Minister and some FA officials on the facilities at Essipong and the asurance given,people in the Sekondi Takoradi and the Western Region as a whole will have the luxury of watching good football.
However they were told on the “eleventh hour “that Ndoum Sports Stadium at Elimina has taken over the hosting right.Essipong was scheduled to be one of the venues for this year’s West Africa Football Union (WAFU) tournament but the WAFU officials have said that due to the nature of the roofing at Essipong, the safety of spectators can’t be guaranteed hence the change of venue.
Football fans in the oil city have questioned their rational with some describing the visits by some bigwigs in football in the country as a complete waste of time.
They told Skyypower sports that it was a deliberate intention to deny the Western Region to host to tourney.They have also blamed the Regional Football Association for not doing enough for the region to host the Competition.
The WAFU tournament will start on Saturday with an opening game between the Black Stars B side and their Counterpart from the Gambia.