PREMIER League side New Edubiase United FC may soon end the difficulty of playing their home games outside their base as government has secured funding for the construction of a stadium in the Effiduase township.
This was announced by the President John Dramani Mahama last Thursday when he paid a courtesy call on the Queen of New Edubiase as part of his two-day working visit to the Ashanti Region.
Formed at New Edubiase in the Adanse South district of Ashanti, the club was forced to pitch camp in Bekwai because of the lack of a standard stadium.
The 2012 FA Cup champions currently play their home matches for the 2014/15 First Capital Plus premiership, at the Len Clay stadium in Obuasi, because the Bekwai Park was closed down by the Premier League Board.
Though the president did not state exactly when the project was going to start, he assured the townfolks that a new stadium was eminent. “Funds have been secured and contractors will soon go on site”, he assured.
The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr. Peter Anarfi Mensah, at an earlier durbar held at Subin-camp, a suburb of New Edubiase, where President Mahama was to cut the sod for the construction of -22 kilometer feeder road under the Cocoa Roads Programme, also revealed what government was doing to make sure that the town got a befitting standard stadium.
“This town has a premier league club, New Edubiase FC, but they play either in Obuasi or Bekwai because there is no stadium here”, admitted the Minister, and added, “we are doing our best to develop sports in this town so we are planning building a stadium here so that New Edubiase FC can play here”.
From Kingsely E. Hope, Edubiase