President and founder of Achiken Football Club, Nana Achiken, has now taken it upon himself to help resurrect Ashanti Gold Football Club. It is his aim to bring back the glory days of the club. Hence, investing in it.
Anglogold Ashanti has opted to ease themselves of the work load of the Obuasi based club. Mr Achiken and Dr Kwaku Frimpong, alias champion, both admirers of the club have joined forces and have taken the mantle of handling the affairs of the former champions of the Ghana Premier League.
These two, will now be the fore runners of the club till further notice. Anglogold Ashanti has just maintained 1% of the club’s shares whiles 99% has been handed over to the two investors.
In an interview with Accra based radio station HOT 93.9 FM, Mr Achiken stated that together with Dr Frimpong , they will push to their limits to raise high the flag of Ashgold FC.
“We are here to help raise the club again, we hope to get massive support from everyone to help realize this vision. We aim to rejuvenate the fanbase of the club (Shaft) and to see them function even better than in the 90’s. This is clearly our vision for the club for the coming years,” he said.
“As part of our plan, the club will on Thursday unveil it’s new players to the fans in Obuasi. We have also done some renovations at the Len Clay stadium. A visit to the stadium will confirm this.” He added.
Ashgold last won the GPL in 2014/15 season.
Story by: Ebenezer Amuzu