“It’s a shame Offinso doesn’t have an AstroTurf”-Offinso-based FIFA referee
A FIFA Class Two referee based in Offinso municipality in Ashanti region of Ghana, Bismark Oduro, has bemoaned the lack of decent training pitches in Offinso that has produced a World Best Player in the person of Dominic Adiyiah (Kwaku Soldier) and other juvenile athletes for the country.
“Offinso has many talents going waste due to lack of decent sports infrastructure. It’s a shame that Offinso doesn’t have an AstroTurf,” referee Oduro in an interview with Offinso Watch editor Osei Kuffour Wednesday.
The educationist and instructor with Offinso-based Mighty Soccer Academy, however, commended the founder, Nana Kofi Adu Boahen (Kings), on his commitment to reviving juvenile football in the municipality. The chief of Baamu and Nneduasa in the Offinso Traditional area has been instrumental in sports development in the municipality since his retirement from active football.
Referee Oduro has, therefore, called on all stakeholders in and outside Offinso to help in the development of sports in Offinso and its environs thereby contributing to the economy of the area and the Ghana at large.
On October 01, 2020, the government of Ghana, through the then Youth and Sports minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, promised to build and ultramodern sports stadium for Offinso in memory of eight juvenile footballers who lost their lives in a motor accident in the Offin River while they were returning from a registration exercise at Afrancho in Kumasi.
Source: OFFINSO WATCH