BOFOAKWA TANO PRESENTS CHAMPIONSHIP CUP TO REGIONAL MINISTER AFTER PROMOTION TO GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Management, players and supporters of Bofoakwa Tano, the newly promoted football club from Division One league to the Ghana Premier League through a play-off against Techiman Eleven Wonders after 16years in relegation, has presented the Championship Cup for Zone One to the Bono Regional Minister, Madam Justina Owusu Banahene in Sunyani.
The CEO Mr. Alexander Ababio, in his speech at the presentation ceremony to the Minister, outlined a number of challenges that need immediate solution to enable the Bofoakwa Tano club play at the Sunyani Coronation park. The First was a dressing room for players and officials, which he said was far away from the park.
He noted that a new one need to be built to safeguard the security of players and officials.
The next issue was the need to construct a Safety Zone wall in the park. The other issues were reconstructing the inner perimeters of the park to give it a facelift and building a press room for the media at the park. The final issue was the development and fine-tuning of the pitch itself.
The CEO said the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have given the Management of Bofoakwa Tano one month to fix the challenges to enable them play at the Coronation Park.
The Minster eulogized the entire management of Bofoakwa for their promotion to the premier league. She urged them to remain resolute as a team and committed. She added that they should be motivated, hardworking and/or patient.
The Minister said their first point of call is the Minister of Youth and Sports and all the 12 Members of Parliament to seek their support. She supports the club with an amount of GHȻ5,000.
Mr. Foster Kwame Opoku Aboakye, Bono Regional Director of National Sports Authority (NSA) in an interview with the media on their preparation toward Bofoakwa Tano play their matches at the Sunyani Coronation Park, said he and his management have met and assessed how to put the Sunyani Coronation Park in shape to meet the criteria of Club Licensing Committee.
He added that with Bofoakwa Tano promotion to the premiership, there are a lot to be done to ensure that their first match is staged at the Coronation Park.
The Regional Director noted that the key areas the Regional Sports Authority would need to do is to immediately put a new dressing room, fix the pitch and the inner perimeter of the park.
“I know it is an additional responsibility to myself and my team as well as the people of Bono Region,” he said.
He called on individuals, philanthropies, Members of Parliament (MPs), Municipal and District Chief Executives to come to their aid to fix the problems for Bofoakwa Tano to have their matches played at the Coronation Park.
Source: Imoro T. Ayibani
Information Service Department, Bono Region