Ghana Sports has gathered that Ghana Premier League club, New Edubiase Football Club is being chased out of Bekwai, where the club plays its homes games.
The situation is due to threats from the chiefs and people over what they term as bias on the part of the club anytime they meet Kotoko.
According to reports, New Edubiase owned by Abdul Yakubu Salam, plays matches soft with Hearts of Oak but have always been hard on Kotoko in matches played in Bekwai’s Gyamfi Park.
During the first round, New Edubiase Football Club and its management were threatened several times over the team’s output in matches involving Kotoko and Hearts of Oak.
However, the clubs’ owner Abdul Yukubu Salam denied the report and said the club has agreed with the people of Assin Fosu to have its home in the town.
“The people of Edubiase and management have given us a venue and have rallied behind the club anytime we honour matches at home. The Bekwai people don’t watch football and we feel we are not making any headway playing at Bekwai so we have decided to move our home venue to Assin Fosu,” Abdul Salaam said.
“We’re not running away from any threats from chief and people of Bekwai. We have used the Bekwai venue since we played in the Premier League and it is time to move to a new venue where people are willing to support and watch matches,” Yukubu said. “Remember we running the club with money and when supporters don’t go to stadium to watch matches, it becomes difficult to run the club.”
New Edubiase are 10th on the league log in the on-going First Capital Plus Premier League.