Liberia: Gompa, David Kuyon Stadiums to Get Artificial Turf in 2023

FIFA officials conduct geotechnical survey at the Gompa Stadium in Nimba County

New FIFA-approved development projects for 2023 have been announced by Mustapha Raji, president of the Liberia Football Association (LFA).

This latest announcement comes following the visitation of a team of FIFA development officials to Liberia last week. Raji identified the two new stadiums that will receive new artificial turf in 2023 as the David Kuyon Sports Stadium and the Gompa Stadium in Ganta, Nimba County.

This was confirmed by soil testing and geotechnical surveys made at the two facilities in the counties of Nimba and Bong by the FIFA delegation.

The replacement of the turf at the ATS will also be a new development project. In 2000, under former LFA president Edwin Melvin Snowe, the FIFA Goal project was used to install the turf at the ATS. The FIFA team included El Hadj W. Diop, Regional Development Manager for West and Central Africa, Infrastructure and Environmental Manager Carlos Gazpro, Regional Project Coordinator Nataniel N. Brito, and Turf Expert Xavier Tordere.

The FIFA team visited the new LFA headquarters, which is about 95 percent finished, as well as the completed floodlight and scoreboard projects by ATS.

The new LFA headquarters, which is being built in Congo Town’s Swankamore Community on SKD Boulevard, is now undergoing finishing touches on the inside and outside. The US$1,500,000 project is one of the FIFA-approved and supported projects for Liberia.

The team lauded LFA for its “appropriate use of funds allocated.”