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11.08.2020 Football News

Legon Cities Aiming For Africa Competition

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Legon Cities Aiming For Africa Competition
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Ghana Premier League side, Legon Cities are targeting a regular top three outfit in Ghana and to join the elite league of clubs in Africa.

Following the change of name from Wa All Stars to Legon Cities FC, the current management has invested heavily into the club's development.

The club consistently made the headlines during matchdays due to how they entertained their fans.

"We have a mission to be one of the top three teams after each league [season] in Ghana and also become one of the top five teams in Africa. This is part of our five-year development plan," management member John Paintsil, a former Ghana international, told Graphic Sports Online.

"There is a projected action plan to construct our own stadium to add value to the club. We are also establishing our own training facilities, and hostels to accommodate our players to motivate them to excel.

"We also want to groom many of our young players to play actively for the various national teams in Ghana and at the international level.

"We have now started a football academy to develop our young and talented footballers to enable them to play prominently locally as well as for clubs in Europe and beyond.

"Within the five-year period, we should be able to complete all these laudable projects to transform Legon Cities to be one of the most attractive and successful football clubs in Africa."

As part of their new ambition, Legon Cities made a big signing by bringing in Ghana's 2014 World Cup goalkeeper Fatau Dauda ahead of the commencement of the 2019-20 season.

The club also brought in Bosnian-German coach Goran Barjaktarevic to lead their technical team.

Cities struggled to perform in matches as they sat just one place above the relegation zone when the Premier League was cancelled at match week 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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