Friday, February 13, 2009


The Chairman of Berekum Arsenals Football Club, Alhaji Yakubu Moro, has declared that his team will maintain its unbeaten home record till the end of this Glo Premier League season.
“We would not lose a home match until the 30th week fixtures,” he declared confidently, after his side had defeated unimpressive city rivals Bechem Chelsea by a lone goal in their 10th week game played at the Berekum Golden City Park last Wednesday.
Alhaji Moro, who was speaking in a post-match interview with the Graphic Sports said, “Allah God was the Chairman of his club.”
“Some have asserted that Arsenal employ all kinds of tactics to intimidate their opponents at home while others have also attributed our home invincibility to the poor nature of the pitch at the Golden City Park,” he said.
“But I can assure you this is not the case because we rely on massive home support, good direction from management and a dedicated playing body to win our home matches and not by intimidation as its being wrongly perceived,” he added.
“I challenge those who have been rubbishing our home victories to come and see things for themselves,” he urged.
“This season the pitch is in good condition, yet Arsenal have not lost a game after six home matches. We were able to beat Ashgold, Liberty, All Blacks and Chelsea and held Heart of Lions to a drawn game at the Golden City Park which attest to our strength at home,” he stated.
Alhaji Moro said the team would continue to ensure a level playing field for all visiting teams “but what I can say is that Berekum Arsenals would not taste any defeat in this Premier League season as we will do everything within our means to beat teams like Hearts and defending champions, Asante Kotoko, at home,” he declared.
Referring to the records to buttress his point, the Berekum Arsenals Vice- Chairman said out of a total of 101 home matches played at the Berekum Golden City Park from the year 2001, Arsenals have lost just six.
He argued that from 2005 till date all the 51 Premier League matches played at home, Berekum Arsenals had not lost and this included Top 4 games at the venue.
Asked why the team could not replicate the same feat when it played at other league centres, Alhaji Moro stated that what had worked in the favour of the team at home was the support of the management and players, but the same could not be said when the team play ‘away’ matches.
Arsenals, he said, was just 10 years old and therefore its support base throughout the country was not big and this had affected them whenever they travelled to the other league centres and that they were working to increase their support base throughout the country.

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