Is it a great time to be a fan of the Miners? The answer is affirmative. It’s my hope coach Roberto Landi joins us in Obuasi to begin training with the team ahead the new league season and continental competition.
Head of communications and secretary of AshantiGold – Daniel Bioh(DB) in an interview yesterday with home-based Sikapa FM shared light on the direction and target of the team after last week’s board meeting.
We were in fine form and 6th on the league log before the truncation of the 2019/2020 season. And it was the target of the team to win either the FA Cup or league title. And it’s the target to reach the group stage and ultimately advance to the semifinals of the confederation Cup 2020/20221.
He said “complacency” was the reason we were kicked out of the CAF Confederation Cup after conceding two goals to R. S. Berkane at the Len Clay taking an early two-goal lead.
Transfers and Recruitments
DB stated the medical assessment of the team will see some players exiting the club. However, these were some names joining the Miners camp.
• Nathniel Asamoah
• Hans Kwofie
• Dacosta Boadu
• Jacob Aseidu Appau
• Yaw Annor
• Samed Mohammed
On James Akaminko and Latif Anabila:
DB – ” We met (Former CEO and DB) with James about a contract extension but the player indicated his focus on the league and would want to complete the season before the talks. With Anabila, progress were made to the documentation stage before he indicated to finish the season before proceeding further.
On Shafiu Mumuni
DB: Shafiu must be applauded by every supporter for his contributions over the years since he joined the club in 2012. There’s a management decision to be made and it shows the player will want to take another challenge outside the shores of Ghana
The Miners are presently in talks with two corporate bodies for sponsorship and all details will be shared if the process is ironed out.
iGimel is AshantiGold’s new kit sponsor and their package to the team according to DB was much lucrative to the team than others that came.
Lastly, on supporters, DB said there’s been perceived challenge between the management and supporters. The CEO tried meeting the supporter’s leadership but unfortunately the board meeting on Friday put things to a halt and we look forward to meeting supporter leadership at a scheduled date.
I entreat every supporter to get their 2020/2021 season replica when they come out.
PS: The playing team will have their coronavirus test tomorrow.