Medeama President, Moses Armah, has issued a passionate plea for government and corporate support to enable the club to make a significant impact in the 2023/24 CAF Champions League rather than merely being participants.
The Tarkwa-based club recently achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first Ghanaian club since 2012 to secure qualification for the group stage of this prestigious continental competition.
They achieved this feat by securing a hard-fought 4-3 aggregate victory against Guinean side Horoya, with their initial 3-1 triumph at the Cape Coast Stadium proving crucial to their advancement, despite a 2-1 loss in Conakry.
During a press conference held on Monday, Armah stressed the team’s ambition to go beyond just participating in the tournament. He emphasized the financial challenges they face, citing that each game in the competition requires a budget of not less than $150,000. For instance, their two games leading up to qualification cost the club $300,000.
“We don’t want to be mere participants in this competition hence our call for government and corporate Ghana to come to our aid,” he said.
“Our experience in participating in the CAF club competitions has taught us that you need not less than $150,000 to play in a game. For example, our two games before qualification cost us $300,000.
In light of these financial constraints, Armah earnestly appealed to both the government and corporate entities in Ghana to lend their support, as the club aspires to make a significant impact and leave their mark on the African football scene.
“We plead that the government and corporate Ghana to come to our aid as we plan to take Africa by storm.”