Monday, October 25, 2010


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

WHO becomes the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of B.A Stars after Mr Takyi Arhin quit in the wake of the nasty developments in the club’s abortive seventh week Glo premier league match against New Edubiase United at the Sunyani Coronation Park?
One name that had come up strongly is former international, George Arthur.
However, when the Graphic Nsempa spoke with him on phone from his base in Sunyani last Saturday, he denied any knowledge of becoming the club’s next CEO.
“ I’m not aware of any moves to make me the CEO of the club.
“No one has had any discussions with me and I have also not made any moves to head the club’s management,” he said.
He, however, indicated that he was ready to contribute his quota in whatever capacity to bring the club out of its present predicament.
Arthur, a former player of erstwhile Apostles of Power Soccer, B/A United, and Asante Kotoko, was very instrumental in B.A Stars’ qualification to the premier division.
Some supporters of the club believe if Arthur were appointed the CEO, it would go a long way to advance the club’s image and bring it back to winning ways.
Last Monday, Arhin announced his decision to resign his position as CEO of BA Stars with immediate effect.
Edubiase were leading 1-nil when supporters of the home team charged on the referee and his assistants for alleged poor officiating.
Explaining his decision to quit the club, Mr Arhin said he was fed up with calculated attempts by some people to dismantle the club because of his principled stand against the rot in some aspects of the local game
According to him, saboteurs had conspired with visiting teams to cheat BA Stars in their own backyard.
He was not particularly happy about some officials in the FA who believe he was a thorn in their flesh and were determined to use whatever means possible to let him fail.
Mr Arhin said he accepted the CEO position with an open heart but he could not achieve results because various forces worked against him.
Meanwhile, B.A Stars are awaiting the outcome of the GFA disciplinary committee’s decision on their match with New Edubiase.
The Asante Bekwai-based club is demanding the three points, claiming the match was abandoned following the unruly behaviour of the home fans.

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