Soccer News of Friday, 14 October 2016
The owner and bankroller of Elmina Sharks, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, who double as the Presidential candidate for the Progressive People Party has assured that Elmina Sharks are in to stay in the premier league.
Sharks secured 67 points, 10 more than second placed Karela, after 30 matches played.
Elmina Sharks will be making its first appearance in the Ghanaian top flight league where they could join Ebusua Dwarfs as the second club from the central region in the 2016/17 GPL.
Speaking to Asempa Sports, Dr. Ndoum said, “We are in the premier league to stay but I don’t want to say we will be champions at the end of the season.
“What we need are good players to strengthen the team so if Hearts of Oak or Kotoko are having a player they can’t handle him well, we will move boldly and sign the player and during our preseason we will bring in players because our ultimate aim is stay in the premier league.
“We want to run the club the way the foreigners are running their clubs. We want supporters to purchase our jerseys and feel proud about it. We want people to come to the stadium and watch our matches so we can enough money to pay the players well because they move out of the country because they want to play for money so if a player is playing for us and he having his own house and a car I don’t think he will move out of the country.
“We are building a world class stadium and it will be completed in November. There is a second phase that we need to start with the inclusion of dormitories that help the players to feel comfortable and stay around. We are doing all these things to attract the Ghanaian based players abroad to come back home.” Dr. Ndoum concluded.