Board Chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak, Togbe Afede XIV has confirmed that works for Pobiman Academy Project will officially begin next week.
Accra Hearts of Oak in August 2019 signed an agreement with Turkish firm Prefabex Yapi Teknolojileri San Ve Tic Ltd. (STL) for the construction of the academy project.
However, the commencement of the project has been delayed, with Managing Director of the club, Frederick Moore recently announcing that the delay was due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the day for the start of the project has finally been announced.
Speaking in an interview with veteran sports journalist Kwabena Yeboah, Board Chairman of the club, Togbe Afede XIV announced that the construction will start next week.
“To become successful technically, we need infrastructures and that’s where Pobiman Academy Project comes in,” Togbe Afedi said in an interview with GTV Sports Plus.
“We have done everything that we need to do for the Pobiman Academy Project to start.”
”We have signed a contract with a Turkish company, Prefabex to build the structures for the Pobiman project”
“Prefabex are building the structures in Turkey and a local contractor has been tasked for the foundation under the Turkish company’s supervision.
“Works at the Pobiman Academy Project will commence next week. We will start digging the ground next week” he added.
The academy when completed is expected to have four pitches, guest house, medical block, swimming pool, toilet facilities, kitchen, dining hall, a staff residence, senior housing unit, gym, lockers and a conference room.
It is also expected to host the Senior Hearts of Oak side, Auroras and the Juvenile side Royal Oaks.
Togbe Afede also revealed that the club’s bus is ready.
“The bus is ready, if not for Covid they [the fans] would have been seeing the new bus.
“Beyond that, at one of the board meetings, I did talk about another bus. So beside the big bus, I want us to have a smaller bus that can take club executives to matches and can be used by the players inside Accra”, he concluded.