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Ghana's sports ministry are under mounting pressure to fix the Essipong stadium in Sekondi ahead of Medeama's participation in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages.

The venue could be passed unfit to host the continental matches due to the current state of the facility.

Electricity supply to the venue has been cut off for more than a year amid several teething problems confronting the facility.

The media centre, mixed zone and places of convenience are in shambolic state with no internet connection at the facility.

The continent's governing body, CAF, has warned the stadium will not be allowed to host the continental matches if the venue is not fixed in time.

Pressure is mounting on the sports ministry to get the venue in top shape ahead of the side's home game against Algerian side MO Bejaia on June 29.

Several Takoradi fans are seething with rage over the lackadaisical approach from officials amid fears the venue may not be ready in time for the start of the competition.

The newly-constructed Cape Coast stadium is being mooted as a possible destination for the Mauve and Yellows should effort to get the venue fixed fall on deaf ears.

Sports minister Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye has promised his outfit will offer unflinching support to the side ahead of their debut campaign in the group stage.

The two-time Ghanaian FA Cup holders have enjoyed tremendous support in Sekondi-Takoradi since the start of the competition, where the side has chalked wins over Al Ittihad (Libya), Al Shendi (Sudan) and Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa).
Source: Ghanasoccernet.com

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