Friday, September 17, 2010


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Brong Ahafo (B.A) Stars Football Club, Mr Takyi-Arhin, has stated that the debutantes have come to stay in the elite division.
He has, therefore, called on skeptics to start re-writing their notes since the team had put in place the right structures to enable it to achieve that goal.
B.A. Stars won their first home match at their adopted Sunyani Coronation Park and drew 1-1 with Arsenal at the dreaded Berekum Golden City Park last Sunday.
Takyi-Arhin, also known as “Thunder” in football circles told Graphic Sports in Sunyani last Wednesday that the club was making every effort to win their subsequent matches.
“Our ultimate aim is to remain in the premiership, and if all goes well and we win the title then it will be an icing on the cake”, he stressed.
He expressed his gratitude to the founder and bankroller of the team, Mr Tony Bennett, the board and support the numerous fans of the club for their prayers and in cash and kind and urged them to continue in that manner to ensure that the club stayed in the top flight.
The CEO of B.A. Stars also lauded the head coach of the club, Abdul Karim Zito, for his dexterity, indicating that he was on top of his job, and also has a cordial relationship with his players.
Mr Takyi-Arhin said based on the chemistry between the coach and the players, morale in camp is high. ‘Certainly we are going to translate that into play in our subsequent matches’.
In terms of motivation, the CEO of B.A. Stars said all winning bonuses and salaries of the players had been paid and that had resulted in the high morale among the players.
Mr Takyi-Arhin stated that the club was also in consultation with traditional rulers in the region to secure a parcel of land and develop it into the team’s training ground and a club house.
He denied the perception that there was rivalry between supporters of B.A. Stars and B.A. United, a division one side also based in Sunyani, saying that both clubs were under the same board of directors.
“B.A. Stars and B.A United are one family and therefore supporters of B.A. Stars are the same supporters for B.A. United”, he stressed.

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