Resident engineer in charge of the construction of the Borteyman Sports Complex Frank Fosu says the facility that houses supplementary facilities for the hosting of the 2023 African Games will be ready in May 2023.
The sod was cut by Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo for construction works to begin in August 2021, but works are still at the foundation level.
The Borteyman Sports Complex will have 1,000 seater swimming pool, that is a 10-lane competition swimming pool, an 8-lane warm-up swimming pool, a 1,000 seater multi-purpose sports hall for indoor events.
The rest are five tennis court complexes, including a 1000-seater centre court, a 6-lane warm-up athletics track, one Fifa standard football training field, and a 6-kilometre single lane road.
“We are currently working on the foundations and clearing of the site. Because the rainy season is approaching, all our energies are focused on the earth works and that is what we are doing now. And so we will beat the deadline three months before the games so that we can test all the facilities,” Fosu told Starr FM Sports.
The 13th edition of the African Games is scheduled to run from August 4 to August 19, 2023 in Ghana’s capital Accra.