NSA Threatens Legal Action Against Saddick Adams

The National Sports Authority (NSA) has threatened to sue sports journalist Saddick Adams over some allegations against its Director General, Peter Twumasi.

The journalist is alleged to have reported that Mr Twumasi is pursuing his legislative ambition with some US$60,000,000 contracts meant for the renovation of some sports stadia in the country.

An apology and retraction have been demanded of the journalist as the NSA asserts the allegation is false.

In denying the allegation, it noted that high-expenditure projects are executed by the government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“The NSA under the current Director General who came to office in the last four years did not award these contracts. It must be noted that the high-expenditure sports projects are executed by the government through the sector Ministry.”

It has thus demanded an apology and retraction from the journalist.

“We…call on the journalist to retract the allegation immediately and retract to avert any legal consequences.”

It comes after the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) rejected the Cape Coast Stadium as Medeama Sporting Club’s home venue for CAF inter-club competition after an inspection.

CAF said its inspection revealed the stadium does not meet the set CAF stadium minimum requirements to host CAF Senior international matches.

It added that the functionality, design, comfort, and quality of equipment in the stadiums are currently of great concern.

According to the Federation, the stadium requires a facelift to “fit the modern football stadium requirements and standards”.

“As a result, CAF recommends the closure of the stadium for renovations, while ensuring the hiring of experienced companies with a proven track record in the construction and renovation of modern football stadiums that can provide adequate technical consultancy, architectural support, and operational guidance to perform the required upgrades in accordance with CAF requirements.

“In particular, the general refurbishment plan in the stadium should be based on modern architecture, contemporary design, and high-quality materials with a clear project plan and specific timelines.”

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