Sunday, October 11, 2009


NEWLY promoted premiership side, New Edubiase United, have secured a sponsorship package from Sidalco Company Limited, dealers in agro-chemicals.
Under the deal, the company would provide financial and material support to the club to enable them make a meaningful impact on domestic competitions.
At a news briefing in Kumasi last Monday, the President of the club, Mr Abdul Yakubu, said the sponsorship deal was a big relief to the club officials as they move to build a team of high quality.
He stated that the sponsors had already advanced GH¢20,000 to the club for qualifying for the premiership.
He restated the decision by the club to use the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium as their home grounds for the upcoming season and expressed the hope that the entire Adansi area of Ashanti would root for them to perform creditably in the league.
Mr Yakubu recounted the quick rise of the club to the topmost league in the nation and said, “We have come to stay”.
The club president said the club had targeted to qualify for Africa in the shortest time.
He announced that the team was organising a “home-coming” event on October 4 to raise funds to support the team’s domestic engagements.
On recruitment, the Chief Executive of the club, Mr William Mensah, said it was on course and that most of the targeted players had come on board.
The coach of the club, Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Afranie, discounted rumours linking him to Hearts of Oak.
He said he was committed to New Edubiase United and pledged to work hard to get the team to the top of the domestic league.
Mr Afranie said the team would not recruit indisciplined old players but look for players with the commitment to get the club going.
Meanwhile, New Edubiase United are billed to play Accra Hearts of Oak on October 11 in Accra.
The match, which is at the instance of Sidalco Company Limited, will enable the two sides to put on display what they have in store in the upcoming season.

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