Monday, January 31, 2011

Aduana must consider playing WAC in Kumasi’ (NSEMPA BACK PAGE, JAN 31, 2011)

‘By Kwame Asare Boadu, Kumasi

SOME football fans in Kumasi have called on the management of Aduana Stars FC to consider playing the second leg of their Orange CAF Champions League preliminary match against Wydad Athletic Club (WAC) of Casablanca at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Already Aduana have chosen the Sunyani Coronation Park for the second leg but some fans in Kumasi believes it will be good for the champion club to shift venue to Kumasi.
Speaking to Graphic Nsempa in separate interviews in Kumasi, the fans said Aduana would receive massive support in Kumasi despite the perception of antagonism between the Dormaa based side and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
“This is an international affair and local football politics will not come to play, “ one of the fans said.
Yesterday, Aduana Stars made history as the first football club from the Brong Ahafo Region to participate in the prestigious Africa Champions League.
No matter the score line, Aduana have made Brong Ahafo and Ghana proud at this period of the national game when even an established club like Accra Hearts of Oak failed to participate in Africa last year due to financial difficulties.
To gather the necessary finances to travel to far away Morocco is no joke.
The club had shown that with the necessary planning everything was possible in football.
But no one can dispute the enormous support the club had received from the owner and bankroller of the club, Dormaahene Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II.
This was a young man who ascended the Dormaa stool full of hope and today is proving his mettle as a chief of excellence.
Nana knows what football can do to his area and is therefore ready to invest in it.
If anything at all, the exploits of Aduana have added to the image of the Dormaa State.

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