Monday, June 16, 2008


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

THE Sunyani Coronation Park will on Sunday witness the renewal of traditional rivalry between two former Premiership sides, when B/A United and Bofoakwa Tano clash in a challenging derby for the Unity Cup.
The match, which was arranged by the NPP parliamentary candidate for Sunyani East, Mr Ameyaw Cheremeh, has at stake a magnificent trophy, and proceeds from the match would be used to resource the two clubs as they seek qualification back in the premiership.
Two Ghana Cedis would be charged at the gates.
Meanwhile, B/A United have vowed to return to the Premier division next season.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of B/A United, Mr Charles Ntim, commonly known as Micky Charles, told Graphic Nsempa on telephone from his Sunyani base that, “Everything is on course, and we hope to make a grand return to the Premiership next season”.
The one-time Apostles of Power Soccer, have been in and out of the premiership on various occasions and many believe the time has come for the club, one of the traditional sides in the country, to get their act together to return and ever stay in the Premiership.
The Division One league is considered “the Siberia” of soccer in the country, considering the difficulties that clubs undergo in their attempt to gain promotion to the Premier division.
Many were those who thought United would face a Herculean task in returning to the elite division.
However, Mr Ntim, who was given the mandate by the Board of Directors to manage the affairs of the club just before the beginning of the Division One league, said, the task is surmountable
United currently occupies the second spot in their zone in the Division One league.
Even though the second position would qualify them for the Division One sub-middle league, Mr Ntim maintained that they would climb to the top of the league after the second round.
The first round of the league has ended and the teams are preparing to resume the second round.
He said in the second round, United would play all the difficult matches at home.
The matches include those against Aduana Stars, Bechem United and Space FC.
“We hope to gather the maximum points from these matches and go ahead to perform creditably in the away matches,” Mr Ntim said.
The CEO called on the supporters to continue to offer their fullest support to the team because it is the massive support base that keeps the club going at all times.

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