International Allies F.C.

International Allies FC is a Ghanaian professional football club based in Tema, Greater Accra. They play in the Ghana Premier League.

Inter Allies
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International Allies Football Club
Nickname(s)Eleven is to One
FoundedOctober 1996; 25 years ago (October 1996)
GroundEl Wak Stadium
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana (only in the Ghana Premier League)
Capacity7,000
ChairmanOmar Nasser El-Eter
ManagerHenrik Lehm
LeagueGhana Premier League
WebsiteClub website
Current season

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in October 1996 by Omar Nasser El-Eter, Rabeh Nasser El-Eter and the late Robert Tetteh, a former player for SS74 team of the seventies, Accra Great Olympics and Ghana Black Stars.

In 1997, Inter Allies discovered our first talented player, Michael Coffie who played in the FIFA U-17 World Cup with the Ghana National team, The Black Starlets.

He started the club in the third division league and by the year 2000, the club qualified to play in the second division league.

The club won the second division league title on three occasions, in 2001, we transferred three of our young talented players into the Ghana Premier League and for the second time it had a player play in 2001 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina with the Black Satellites Squad.

In 2005, the club produced three players for 2005 CAF U-17 African Cup of Nations in Gambia namely Jonathan Quartey, Emmanuel Banahene and Solomon Addy that won Ghana the silver medal which automatically qualified Black Starlets for the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru. The above named players are currently still playing for the Ghana national football team.

In 2007, to prove how good the club are at what they do, that is producing young talent, Inter produced another three player for the Black Starlets squad that played in the 2007 CAF U-17 Tournament in Togo namely David Addy, Moses Otiboe and Nathaniel Asamoah.

In the 2007/2008 Ghana Premier League season, Inter had seven players currently playing namely Emmanuel Banahene (Kpando Heart of Lions), Samuel Ayew Yeboah and Isaac Amponsah (Liberty Professionals FC), Nathaniel Asamoah, David Addy and Daniel Coffie (Wa All Stars F.C.) and Simon Martey (Asante Kotoko).

After several years of hard work, they have finally achieved their biggest goal, having David Addy and Emmanuel Banahene in the Senior national team the Black Stars.

The club have in 2008 a player (Dominic Oduro) playing for FC Dallas in the United States. He was scouted while playing for the University of Ghana, Legon by the Virginia Commonwealth University. Inter also have one player, Jonathan Quartey playing for Kaizer Chiefs FC in the South African Premier League.

In January, 2008, the team took part in the 60th Edition of the Torneo Mondiale Di Calcio "Coppa Carnevale" from 28 January – 11 February. In the 2012/2013 season, six players left the club and joined to bigger teams worldwide Laud Ofosuhene joined to Portuguese Rio Ave F.C., Clifford Aboagye signed with Serie A top club Udinese Calcio, Aminu Abdallah joined to Canadian-based Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Fatau Mohammed signed with Swedish lower lige side Vimmerby IF.[1] In June 2013 defeated Danbort FC and qualified first time for the promotion to the Ghana Premier League.[2] The club will host its home games in the 2013/2014 Ghana Premier League season in the Tema Sports Stadium, because the original home stadium Ho Sports Stadium is too small.[3]

In January 2017 it was announced by the club that home games in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League would be played at the El Wak Stadium in Accra.[4] In April 2019, Michel Otou was appointed as club captain, he left the club in 2020 few months before his contract expired.[5][6]

Match Fixing ScandalEdit

In July 2021 Inter Allies defender Hashmin Musah has confessed to scoring two intentional own goals in Saturday's Ghana Premier League clash with Ashanti Gold in order to defy an attempt at match-fixing from his own team. The club lost 7-0, with Musah coming off the bench to net twice past his own keeper in the final 12 minutes. He claims that he did so on purpose as he believes that the score had been agreed in advance for betting purposes.[7]

HonoursEdit

NationalEdit

Runners-up – 2013/2014

StaffEdit

ManagementEdit

[8]

Chairman
  •   Omar Nasser El-Eter
Vice chairman
  •   Rabeh EL-Eter
Chief executive officer
  •   Delali Eric Senaye
Technical director
[9]
  •   William Klutse

SportsEdit

Manager
  Henrik Lehm
Head coach
  •   Herber Addo

Current squadEdit

As of 7 July 2017[10]

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 Kwame Osei
2 FW   GHA Samuel Mensah Koné
3 DF   GHA Fard Ibrahim
5 MF   SEN Hashmin Musah
6 MF   GHA Samuel Bekoe
8 MF   GHA Isaac Twum
9 FW   GHA Isaac Osea
11 FW   NIG Victorien Adebayor
12 GK   GHA Kwame Baah
13 FW   GHA Ismael Ntefuni
15 MF   GHA Prince Baffoe (Captain)
No. Pos. Nation Player
19 FW   GHA Frederick Boateng
21 DF   GHA Paul Abanga
22 GK   GHA Kotei Blankson
23 MF   GHA Antwi Kwame Amoako
24 MF   GHA Martin Antwi
25 DF   GHA Uriah Kporvi
26 MF   GHA Desmond Abuga
29 DF   GHA Issahaku Zakari
36 GK   GHA Saed Salifu
43 MF   GHA Abdul Halik Hudu

Notable playersEdit

These players have famous played during his active career with the club.[11]

Member of the Black StarsEdit

Youth national team playersEdit

Other national team playersEdit

Top scorersEdit

ReserveEdit

The club has a Farm team which plays its games in the Division Two League Greater Accra Regional Football Association Middle League,[15] as part of the Accra Youth Soccer Academy Organisation.[16]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Inter Allies set to clinch Premier League promotional play-offs ticket Archived 2013-11-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Inter Allies gain Ghana Premier League promotion Archived 2013-10-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Inter Allies settle on Tema Stadium for premiership campaign | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  4. ^ "El Wak Stadium is Our New Home Venue". Inter Allies FC. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Inter Allies name Michel Otou as new captain". Ghana Sports Online. 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  6. ^ "Inter Allies FC part ways with captain Michel Otou". GhanaSoccernet. 2020-08-24. Retrieved 2021-03-23.
  7. ^ https://www.goal.com/en/news/ghana-premier-league-player-admits-scoring-two-deliberate/17w4bolf6cpp412li1ffpnvte0
  8. ^ "Management Staff – Inter Allies FC". www.interalliesfc.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  9. ^ "Technical Directorrate – Inter Allies FC". www.interalliesfc.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  10. ^ "Players – Inter Allies 2017". rokfmonline.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Players Produced by Inter Allies FC – Inter Allies FC". www.interalliesfc.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  12. ^ International Allies F.C.FIFA competition record (archived)
  13. ^ "CAF - Competitions - 19th Edition of the African Under 20 Championship - Match Details".
  14. ^ International Allies F.C.FIFA competition record (archived)
  15. ^ "Inter Allies holds special football camping". www.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  16. ^ "Profile of Inter Allies FC – Inter Allies FC". www.interalliesfc.com. Retrieved 2018-06-07.

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