By Patrick Akoto
Berekum Chelsea will adopt the Accra Sports stadium as their home venue for the Caf Champions League, GHANAsoccernet.com understands
A delegation from the Confederation of African Football assessed the state of the Golden City Park last week and were reportedly unsatisfied with the condition of facilities at the centre.
The Golden City Park has undergone a massive facelift to meet Caf standards ahead of the group phase of the Champions League.
The structural enhancement has seen the fixing of ultra-modern electronic scoreboard and floodlight as well as an anti-doping centre.
But reports are emerging that the venue fell short of the required standards with officials of the Blues opting to play their home matches in the capital.
“We are all hearing of the reports but nothing official has been sent to us. And so as far as I am concerned, we’ll play our home matches at Berekum,” Chief Executive Nana Kwame Nketia said.
“We have provided what they asked for and I will be very surprise if we’re not allowed to play at the Golden City Park.
“However, if they (Caf) go ahead to ban the Berekum park, then we will play at the Accra Sports stadium.
“It makes it easier for us. We’ll play in Accra because it will be financially prudent.”
Chelsea became the first Ghanaian side in six years to make it this far in the premier African club competition.
They will open their group account at home to Egyptian giants Zamalek this weekend.