Berekum Chelsea F.C.

Berekum Chelsea Football Club is a Ghanaian professional football club based in Berekum, Bono Region, previously known as Bechem Chelsea Football Club.[1] They compete in the Ghanaian top-flight league called the First Capital Premier League.[2]

Berekum Chelsea FC
Berekum Chelsea Logo.png
Full nameBerekum Chelsea Football Club
Nickname(s)Blues
Founded21 July 2004; 17 years ago (2004-07-21)
GroundGolden City Park
Berekum, Bono Region, Ghana
Capacity10,000
OwnerGhana Obed Nana Nketiah
ChairmanGhana Obed Nana Nketiah
ManagerGhana Asare Bediako
LeagueGhana Premier League
2019Ghana Premier League, 15th
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was formed on 21 July 2004 in the then Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. In 2008, four years after the inception of the club during that period playing and rising in the lower leagues, it was promoted to the Ghana premier league after winning their zone of the Division One League.[3]

The board of directors heeded the advice by the Ghana Football Association to use the name Berekum Chelsea rather than the Bechem Chelsea. The Club was later moved to Bechem and its name changed to Bechem Chelsea in conformity with its home base.[4]

Coffie, the club's Communications Director said that preparations were underway in developing a football park at Bechem to serve as the team's home ground.[5][6]

The club's name and home kit are inspired by Chelsea. The club played at Ohene Djan Sports Stadium for their first Glo Premier League match on 24 November 2008 and won the match with a 3–2 victory against Liberty Professionals.[7] The club started the 2010–11 Ghanaian Premier League season very strongly and then eventually went on to win the league.[8][9]

Kit sponsorEdit

The Ghanaian Premier League side, have struck a partnership deal with kit manufacturing firm, Puma AG.[10]

HonoursEdit

Performance in CAF competitionsEdit

2012 – Group stage
2014 – First Round

Current squadEdit

First teamEdit

As of January 2021.[11]

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 Kwadwo Bonsu Osei
2 MF   GHA Ameyaw Collins
3 DF   GHA Benjamin Abadioo
4 MF   GHA Augustine Henneh
5 FW   GHA Richard Kissi Boateng
7 MF   GHA Solomon Oblitey
8 MF   GHA Hamza Gonji
9 FW   GHA Paul Atta Agyei
10 FW   GHA Stephen Amankona (captain)
12 DF   GHA Henry Ansu
13 FW   GHA Kwesi Sefah
15 DF   GHA Nasiru Osman
16 GK   GHA Samuel Adjei
17 FW   GHA Kofi Owusu
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW   GHA Stephen Sarfo
19 DF   GHA Anane Prince
20 DF   GHA Jorge Renchi
21 FW   GHA Isaac Adjei Abrefa
24 MF   GHA Isaac Yeboah
25 FW   GHA Emmanuel Clottey
28 DF   GHA Edward Kpodo
29 MF   GHA James Wiafe Iniesta
30 FW   GHA Alfred Okai Quaye
32 MF   GHA Jordan Opoku
33 FW   GHA Samuel Ofori
34 MF   GHA Miachael Quaicoo
35 MF   GHA Ushahu Abu
36 FW   GHA Mohammed Guon
39 MF   GHA Gregory Obeng Sekyere

Former playersEdit

StaffEdit

[12]

ManagementEdit

  • Chairman:   Obed Nana Nketiah
  • Vice Chairman:   Francis Adjei Yeboah
  • Director of Sports:   Ralph Gyambrah
  • Communications Director:   Isaac Amponsah
  • Chief Executive Officer:   Nana Kwame Nketiah
  • Secretary & Assistant CEO:   Tetteh Adu Samuel

SportsEdit

  • Head Coach:   Abdul-Hanan
  • Assistant Coach:   Randolph Armah
  • Head Coach U-20:   Randolph Armah
  • Assistant Coach U-20:   Gyamfi Bright Sowah

Notable playersEdit

For all former players with a Wikipedia article see Category:Berekum Chelsea F.C. players

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brong Ahafo to be known as Bono Region". Graphic Online. Retrieved 2020-08-18.
  2. ^ "Ghana 2010/11 - Rsssf.com". Rsssf.com.
  3. ^ Association, Ghana Football. "Berekum Chelsea". www.ghanafa.org. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  4. ^ "Bechem Chelsea determined to make inroads". theghanaianjournal.com. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2008.
  5. ^ Twumasi-Fofie, Kwame (20 November 2008). "Bechem Chelsea vs Berekum A. C. Milan". Ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 20 November 2008.
  6. ^ "Bechem Chelsea Shock Liberty". modernghana.com. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  7. ^ Boadu, Kwame Asare (13 October 2008). "TEARS AND JOY ...As Bechem Chelsea enters the big league (NSEMPA, BACK PAGE)". asareboadu.blogspot.com. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  8. ^ "Ghana: Chelsea to Play in GPL". Allafrica.com. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 9 October 2008.
  9. ^ "Mirren seal last premiership place". ghanafa.org. 13 October 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-08-09. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  10. ^ "Berekum Chelsea Announce Puma AG Kit Sponsorship". berekumchelsea.com. 30 November 2008. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2008.
  11. ^ "The ultimate 18-team Ghana Premier League season guide 2020/21 - MyJoyOnline.com". www.myjoyonline.com. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  12. ^ "Berekum Chelsea – The Management". berekumchelsea.com. Archived from the original on 2010-11-04.

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