This saturnine development has been a huge source of concern for followers of the Aboakese club and the entire Obuasi Township – the club’s base.
However, Chief Executive of AshantiGold SC, Kudjo Fianoo, says it is high time the ‘stygian silence’ was broken.
“It is, indeed, sad that this great club have been without the premiership golden fleece all this while, but I strongly believe the time to reverse that debacle is now or never.
“However, let me be swift to add that we can only be cautiously optimistic. What we need now is full concentration and focus. At this crucial point, we do not need anybody to tell us to keep our guard up and make sure nothing is left to chance,” Mr. Fianoo told the Times Sports on Sunday.
With just three games to lower down the curtains on the First Capital Plus Premier League (FCPPL), Ashgold leads closest rivals Aduana Stars by three points.
On Sunday, Ivorian forward Didier Kore’s struck twice against Medeama to give AshantiGold a three-point lead, while visiting Accra Great Olympics produced a stirring performance to hold Aduana to a pulsating 1-1 drawn game at the Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa.
The two front-runners will be at it again on match-day 28 on Sunday, August 16, with lip -smacking engagements. AshantiGold storm Berekum as guest of Chelsea, while Aduana dare relegation-threatened Heart of Lions at Kpando.
Upshots from these tricky ties could potentially determine the premiership kings for a very challenging 2014/15 season.
Founded in 1978, Ashgold won the premier league on three successive occasions from 1993, ’94 and ’95. None again!
By John Vigah