Ashanti Gold SC

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AshantiGold
AshGold logo
Full name Ashanti Gold Sporting Club
Nickname(s) AshGold,[1] Miners
Founded 1978 [1]
Ground Len Clay Stadium
Obuasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
Ground Capacity 30,000
Owner AngloGold Ashanti
Chairman Ghana Kudjoe Fiano
Manager Ghana Bashir Hayford
League Glo Premier League
2012–13 6th
Current season

AshantiGold Sporting Club popularly known as AshGold is a football club based in the gold mining town of Obuasi, south of Kumasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.[1] The club are currently competing in the Glo Premier League.

Founding years[edit]

The clubs' former crest.

Ashanti Gold SC was founded in 1978 by a group of employees of the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation.[1] The employees pleaded with management of AGC to sponsor the team, but they were always refused. The employees continued to pay the salaries and costs for the team and in the 1984 season AshGold finished as runner-up in the Ghanaian FA Cup. The management took notice and, through their leading shareholder Lonrho, arranged funding and sent a British manager to help the fledgling team. Still, no senior management was brought in to run the club. Because of their success in the FA cup, the team was promoted to Ghana's most elite football division. For almost a decade the team struggled due to disorganization, until 1993 when a company official at AGC revamped the club and brought in another British manager. 2004 Obuasi Goldfields Sporting Club Ltd. were renamed AshantiGold Sporting Club Ltd. on April 16 due to new owners Anglogold Ashanti.

Years of success[edit]

That next season, AshGold finished third in the division after only Ghanaian powerhouses Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club. The next year a 13-man Board of Directors was established and AshGold won the league. Over the next two years, AshGold won the league again.

Pan-African Cups[edit]

The AshGold has competed in three competitions representing Ghana. In 1995 the reached the quarter-finals in the African Champions League and in 1996 only into the final 16. In 1997 they were the runners up of the African Champions League.

Recent years[edit]

Ashanti Gold SC has never matched the greatness of their three year cup run, but have remained a top team in the Ghana Telecom Premier League. They continue to produce excellent footballers who have played throughout Europe. AshGold goalkeeper George Owu, joined the Black Stars in their quest for the FIFA 2006 World Cup, but did not appear in a game.

Honours[edit]

Official trophies (recognized by CAF and FIFA)[edit]

National[edit]

1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96
1992/93

International[edit]

Finalist: 1997

Other trophies[edit]

1995/96

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

1997 - Finalist
2007 - First Round
2008 - First Round
1996 - Second Round
2011 - First Round
2001 - Quarter-Finals
2002 - First Round

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Ghana GK Robert Dabuo
2 Ghana FW Michael Appiah Ofosu
3 Ghana DF Bernard Morrison
4 Burkina Faso DF Henri Traoré
5 Ghana MF Joseph Ato Bissah
6 Ghana DF David Telfer
7 Ghana MF Latif Mohammed
8 Ghana MF Prince Gyamfi
9 Ghana MF Nasiru Abdul Gagaru
10 Ivory Coast FW Didier Koré
11 Ghana DF Lawrence Lartey
12 Ghana MF Aaron Amoah
13 Ghana FW Louis Agyemang (captain)
15 Ghana MF Eric Opoku
16 Ghana GK Nana Bonsu
17 Ghana MF Francis Coffie
18 Ghana MF Emmanuel Osei
19 Ghana FW Shafiu Mumuni
20 Ghana DF Daniel Asamoah
21 Ghana DF Masawudu Basit
22 Ghana GK George Apronti
23 Ghana DF Nafiu Awudu
No. Position Player
24 Ghana DF Augustine Sefa
25 Ghana MF Sani Ahmed Alhaji
26 Ghana MF Anthony Yerful
28 Ghana FW Bright Donkor
29 Ghana DF Daniel Oppong
30 Ghana GK Seth Afful
32 Ghana MF Amos Addai
33 Ghana MF Richard Gyamfi
34 Ghana MF Prince Domfeh
35 Ghana DF Godbless Adusei
36 Ghana MF John Asante Owusu
37 Ghana DF Abideena Fuseini
38 Ghana MF Stephen Ayis
39 Ghana FW Inusah Abass
40 Ghana MF Emmanuel Osei Baffour
41 Ghana MF Charles Agyekum Ofori
42 Ghana MF Kingsley Boakye
43 Ghana MF Yakubu Abdul Majeed
44 Ghana DF Desmond Agbekpornu
45 Ghana DF Samed Mohammed
46 Ghana DF Ishmael Eghan
- Ghana GK Isaac Akrong

Farmteam[edit]

Royal Knight F.C. is a Division Two League football club based in Nsawam, Ghana and is also operating as a reserve team for Ashanti Gold SC.

Former coaches[edit]

  • Brazil Paulistinha
  • Ghana Mohammed Gargo
  • Serbia Momo Medić
  • Netherlands Hans van der Pluijm (July 1, 2000–June 30, 2002), (July 1, 2004–Oct 5, 2005)
  • Ghana Sam Arday (Oct 31, 2004–May 31, 2005)
  • Ghana David Duncan (July 1, 2005–June 30, 2008)
  • Croatia Zdravko Logarušić (July 1, 2010–Dec 15, 2011)
  • Ghana Joachim Yaw (Dec 15, 2011–Dec 18, 2012)
  • Ghana Bashir Hayford (Feb 13, 2012–)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Ashanti Gold SC". mtnfootball.com. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 

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