Government is working assiduously to improve its football facilities.

That was the message from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart to President of CONCACAF, Jeffrey Webb, during a recent courtesy call at Ilaro Court.

Mr. Stuart admitted that work had to be done on the National Stadium and disclosed that Government was ???hard at work trying to secure finances??? so it could return that facility to its pristine conditions soon.

Acknowledging that Barbados had some good facilities, Mr. Webb said he was disappointed when he toured the National Stadium.

He stressed, however, that he was encouraged when he met with Minister of Sports, Stephen Lashley, who outlined plans for the stadium and field.

The Prime Minister pointed out that Government was committed to ensuring the development of football.

According to him, the sport has penetrated most communities in Barbados and has generated enthusiasm among young men.

???That augurs well for the future,??? he remarked, adding: ???We are committed to keeping our communities together and football is playing a cementing role.???

Mr. Webb disclosed that CONCACAF was looking to support the Barbados Football Association, as well as introduce a number of initiatives which he said would be ???good exposure??? for the island.

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