GreenFields, a part of TenCate Grass, has installed five FIFA-certified synthetic turf pitches in Tunisia in recent months. These are in Ajim Djerba, Carthage, Korba, Menzil Bourguiba and Kram. The installations of another four pitches are currently finalized. At Étoile Sportive du Sahel from Sousse two pitches are installed at the same time. GreenFields is the only FIFA-preferred producer in this country having FIFA recommended pitches installed locally.
Football in Tunisia is by far the country’s most popular sport. The market is large and uncoordinated and much if not most of the competition is price based. This was reason enough to organize a seminar in consultation with FIFA on numerous aspects of synthetic turf - and in particular those relating to standards and quality awareness.
FIFA Quality Programme
Until recently Tunisia did not have a single FIFA-certified pitch, now there are five. These were installed by Witco Sports, a Tunisian company and contracting partner of GreenFields exclusively for this country. The pitches are part of the FIFA Quality Programme - an internationally recognized standard for quality and reliability relating to equipment, playing surface, technology and service.