Flashback: Kufour built the Tamale Stadium nicer than Wembley – Ex-Kumasi Mayor

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Six years ago, former Mayor of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly(KMA) Maxwell Kofi Jumah claimed that former President John Agyekum Kufour built the Tamale Sports stadium now called the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium better than London’s Wembley.

According to the former Member of Parliament for the Asokwa Constituency in the Ashanti region, he was shocked to see the gallant structure when he joined his colleagues at Tamale to elect new executives for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Kofi Jumah added that he has been to some of the biggest sporting edifices such as the Wembley Sports Stadium, Madison Square Gardens, home for the New York Yankees and official stadium for Barcelona, but could say that the Tamale stadium rocks shoulders with some of them.

Read the full story originally published on January 31, 2006, on Ghanaweb

There is one monument in Ghana which is way nicer than the Wembley Sports stadium in London, Mr. Kofi Jumah has said. The Tamale Sports Stadium which was built during the tenure of ex-president Kufuor has been touted by Mr. Jumah as one of the nicest edifice the nation is blessed with.

According to him, the beauty of the structure mesmerized him when he joined his colleagues at Tamale to elect new executives for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

In an interview with OKAY FM, he said he has been to the Wembley Sports Stadium, Madison Square Gardens, home for the New York Yankees and official stadium for Barcelona, but could confidentially say that the Tamale stadium rocks shoulders with some.

Tamale Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium. It is used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Real Tamale United.

It hosted some matches during the 2008 African Cup of Nations. The stadium’s capacity is 21,017 people and was completed in 2008 by the Shanghai Construction Group of China.

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