Robert Dabuo who spoke to yours truly at the unveiling of newly branded jerseys for the club said AshGold has reached a high level which other clubs may never reach,
“Our fans will be so happy to see us in our new kits” he said.
Osei Baffour also praised the management and promised to put up a performance to win the league again.
Tijani Joshua, one of the best players of the club noted that match officials must ensure fairness in the League, because they are going all out to win and return to Africa.
Betway Group has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Ashanti Gold Sporting Club (Ash Gold FC). This is part of Betway’s strategy to establish itself as a major player in the development of sports on the African continent.
The Betway Group is a leading provider of first-class sports betting entertainment and the official principal sponsor of Premier League football club West Ham United, Onduparaka FC in Uganda and Mathare United in Kenya.
Commenting on the deal, the CEO of AshGold Mr. Kudjoe Fianoo, described it as a major milestone that would boost the club’s fortunes in the Premier League and on the continental level.
“I’m very excited about this sponsorship agreement and convinced that our favourite team and the pride of Obuasi will continue to shine and win more national and continental laurels,” he said.
Country Manager for Betway Ghana Rex Danquah, said the sterling performance of Ashanti Gold cannot go unnoticed, hence the decision to partner with the club.
“We have followed with keen interest the successes chalked by Ash Gold FC. Their winning mentality and effective and professional administration has endeared us to the team,” he added.
Kudjoe Fianoo, CEO of Ash Gold FC commended Betway for believing in the club and assured them that the discipline and tenacity of purpose which has been the hallmark of the team’s success will be spurred on by the trust placed in them to perform even better.
Some notable achievements of Ash Gold FC are winning three consecutive league title between 1993 and 1996, played in the 1997 CAF Champions League final, losing out to Moroccan side Raja Casablanca and won a fourth league title in 2015, and played in the preliminary stages of the 2016 CAF Champions League. The club has produced notable players in the country, including current Black Stars internationals Mubarak Wakaso (Panathinaikos), Jonathan Mensah (FC Anzhi), Lawrence Lartey (Kaizer Chiefs) and national goalkeeper Fatau Dauda.
Ash Gold FC was founded by mine workers in Obuasi in 1978 and is now a fully owned subsidiary of AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Limited.
Ash Gold has contributed to the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG Annual football match and they are hoping to play again.