Ghana has the poorest pitches in Africa – Former Black Stars Claud Le Roy claims

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Claude LeRoy, French coach for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), shouts instructions to his players during their quarter-final game against Egypt in the Group A for the African Nations Cup (CAN), in Cairo 03 February 2006. AFP PHOTO/ISSOUF SANOGO

Former Black Stars coach, Claud Le Roy has condemned the nature of football pitches in in the country.

Le Roy who led Ghana during the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was speaking about the football fields in the country especially the pitch at the Accra Sports Stadium, the Nation’s capital.

According to him, the worst thing at the Accra Sports Stadium is not the substandard VIP section but rather the potato pitch professional football is played on.

The French trainer also added that it is the worst pitch in Africa.

“The first thing [at the stadium] is not the quality of the armchair in the VIP room, but the quality of the pitch,” he said as quoted by Daily Mail GH.

“In more than 20 years in Africa, it’s the worst pitch I’ve ever seen,” he added.

The Accra Sports Stadium dominated the headlines for the wrong reasons during Black Stars’ friendly game against Liberia.

Ghana, in recent years, has struggled to meet CAF’s criteria for the approval of pitches and stadiums in the country for international games.

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