Bechem United F.C.

Bechem United Football Club (officially: Bechem United Football Club or the "Hunters") is a Ghanaian professional football club, based in Bechem, Brong-Ahafo.[2] They are competing in the Ghanaian Premier League and currently participating in the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup.[3] They are current Champions of the Ghana FA Cup (2015/16).[4][5]

Bechem United FC
Bechem United FC logo.jpg
Full nameBechem United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Hunters
Founded1966
GroundNana Gyeabour's Park[1]
Bechem Park
Bechem, Brong-Ahafo
Capacity5,000
ManagerRomain Folz
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club historyEdit

In September 2011, Bechem United were crowned champions of the Poly Tank Division One League Zone 1 and promoted to the 2011–12 season of the Glo Premier League.[6]

Bechem United has a long history of rivalry with Brong Ahafo (BA) Stars and Berekum Chelsea.[7] In 2007, the youth team of Bechem United took part in the Trofeo Karol Wojtyla, a youth tournament in the Italian Commune of Fiumicino, Province of Rome, Lazio region.[8]

FA Cup ChampionsEdit

Bechem United won the Ghanaian FA Cup 2015/2016 for the first time in the club History after they claimed a 2-1 win over Okwawu United at the Cape Coast Stadium in September 2016.[9] Yaw Annor scored the brace in the final.[10]

Daniel Egyin served as club captain from 2018 to 2019[11] after the departure of Asante Agyemang.[12]

GroundsEdit

The club plays its home games in the Glo Premier League from the Nana Gyeabour's Park,[13] since the club's original home, the Bechem park is (5,000 capacity), and the requirements of the Glo Premier League made it fall short of the required capacity.[14]

Current squadEdit

As of 12 November 2020

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   GHA Daniel Afadzwu
2 DF   GHA Richmond Coka Nsiah
3 DF   GHA Ethan Yeboah
5 DF   GHA Kofi Agbesimah
6 MF   GHA Abdul Karim
7 MF   GHA Emmanuel Boakye Owusu
8 MF   GHA Francis Twene
9 FW   GHA Steven Owusu
10 MF   GHA Charles Mensah
11 FW   GHA Abdul Kharim Ayeh
12 GK   GHA Iddrisu Abdulai
13 DF   GHA Charles Amponsah Bosompem
14 DF   MLI Boubacar Doumbia
15 FW   GHA Clinton Duodu
16 MF   GHA Listowel Amankona
17 FW   GHA Prince Adu Kwabena
18 MF   GHA Moro Salifu
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 DF   GHA Emmanuel Asante
20 MF   GHA Benedict Osei
21 MF   GHA Traore Alasane
22 GK   GHA Prince Asempah
23 MF   BEN Dieu-Donné Noumonvi
24 MF   GHA Foster Appiah
25 MF   GHA Francis Adjei
26 MF   GHA Caleb Asamoah
27 MF   BEN Judicael Agbeci
28 FW   GHA Michael Boahene
29 FW   GHA Hafiz Konkoni
30 MF   GHA Isaiah Nyarko
33 MF   GHA Mohammed Adamu
34 MF   GHA Samson Adjei Adjetey
38 DF   GHA Aaron Essel
40 FW   GHA Emmanuel Annor
60 MF   GHA Haruna Aziz Dari

[15][16]

ManagementEdit

President
  • Kingsley Owusu-Achau (Ghanaian)
Chairman
  • Kingsley Osei Bonsu (Ghanaian)
Chief Executive Officer
  • Nana Akwesi Darlyn (Ghanaian)
Administrative Manager
  • Francis German Hackman(Ghanaian)
Director of Operations
  • Francis Addai (Ghanaian)
Team Manager
  • Emmanuel Amoako Gyampah (Ghanaian)
Public Relations Officer
  • Emmanuel Gyasi Atuahene (Ghanaian)
Coach
  • Romain Folz (French)

SupportersEdit

  • Dr Hanna Bissiw (politician, Ministry of Water)[17]

HonoursEdit

2016
Runners up: 2017
2010–11[18]

Health IssuesEdit

Their game against Liberty Professionals was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[19]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Bechem United Fc". Facebook. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  2. ^ 2015/16 fa cup champions.Team news: Bechem United FC Archived 2011-10-18 at the Wayback Machine Ghana Football Association
  3. ^ "Bechem United will 'take part in Caf Confederations Cup' - Goal.com". goal.com. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Bechem United are 2015/16 MTN FA Cup Champions- News - -Ghanafa.org". ghanafa.org. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  5. ^ "CAF Confederation Cup: Bechem United draw MC Alger". kickgh.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  6. ^ BECHEM UNITED FC – SEASON PREVIEW, West African Football
  7. ^ "Bechem United". Facebook. 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  8. ^ BOXadv S.r.L. "Team: Bechem United F.C". Karol Wojtyla Cup.it. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  9. ^ "2016 MTN FA Cup Final - Match Report: Bechem United 2-1 Okwawu United - Yaw Arnol's brace wins maiden trophy for Hunters in epic Cape Coast final - Ghanasoccernet.com". ghanasoccernet.com. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
  10. ^ Football, CAF-Confedération Africaine du. "Bechem United crowned Ghana FA Cup kings". CAFOnline.com. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  11. ^ "Bechem United appoints defender Daniel Egyin as new captain". Ghana Sports Online. 2018-04-06. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  12. ^ "Bechem captain Egyin laments departure of 'key players' | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  13. ^ Bechem United and Tema Youth qualify for Premier League. ghana Business News.
  14. ^ "Bechem United digging own grave if they use Kumasi | Soccer News". 2011-06-18. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  15. ^ Elorm Benaiah and Gary Al-Smith (13 November 2020). "The ultimate 18-team Ghana Premier League season guide 2020/21 - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 10 January 2021.
  16. ^ "Bechem United FC - Soccer - Team Profile - Results, fixtures, squad, statistics - Global Sports Archive". globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved 2021-06-14.
  17. ^ "Am a sportswoman and I support Bechem fc, Dr Hanna Bissiw". Stantrust.com. 2011-06-15. Retrieved 2012-05-14.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Glo Premier League 2010/11". RSSSF.com. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
  19. ^ "Coronavirus knocks out another Ghana Premier League match, Liberty-Bechem game postponed". www.ghanaweb.com. 2020-11-15. Retrieved 2020-11-15.