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Soccer News of Sunday, 9 January 2011


Kessben FC change name to Medeama

The Ghanaian Premier League side Kessben FC have changed their name to Medeama Sporting Club to reflect the ambitions of the new owners of the club.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) approved the name switch which has been the ambition of club owner Moses Armah.

In July last year, local businessman Armah completed the biggest full takeover of the side in a deal worth US$ 600,000.

But initial attempts to change the name of the club was denied by the GFA but referred the matter to its legal committee.

The GFA has now approved the name ahead of the start of the second round of the league on Sunday.

“We are very happy that the GFA has now finally given us the green light to rename the club and that make me very happy," Medeama club president Moses Armah said.

"That what we’ve been pushing for all this while and I’m happy the authorities at the FA in their own wisdom have now agreed for us to change our name.

“So in simple terms I can confirm that from now on there is no Kessben FC in the top flight league but only Medeama Sporting Club. We’re convinced the spirit is back for the second half of the season.”

The club will move their home ground to Tarkwa following the completion of a modern stadium in the mining town.

Medeama FC last year enjoyed some financial support of sponsors of the Black Stars Goldfields Limited.