Liberty Professionals F.C.

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Liberty Professionals FC
Liberty Professionals FC logo.png
Full nameLiberty Professional Football Club
Founded1996
GroundDansoman Park
Dansoman, Accra, Ghana
Capacity2,000
LeagueGhana Premier League
Current season

Liberty Professionals Football Club is a Ghanaian professional football club based in Dansoman, Accra.

History[edit]

Liberty Professionals, was founded in 1996 by Accra-based businessmen Felix Ansong and Alhaji Sly Tetteh. The club was one of the earliest in Ghana to adopt a professional approach to the management of a football club. The club started their first season in the Poly Tank Division One League, but were promoted to the Ghana Telecom Premier League within their second season in 1998. Since then the club has consistently maintained respectable league match performances. As at 2020, the team had an estimated net worth of $4.31million.[1]

In July 2021, the club was relegated to the Ghana Division One League at the end of the 2020–21 season, after 22 years in the Ghana Premier League since gaining promotion in 1998.[2][3]

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2009 – Third
Liberty Professionals FC old logo.

Stadium[edit]

Their home stadium is Carl Reindorf Park which can seat up to 2,000 people.[4][5][6] In April 2021, during the latter part of the 2020–21 season they switched to WAFA (West African Football Academy) Stadium in Sogakope.[7]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 January 2021[8][9]

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 Ghana GHA Daniel Amissah
2 DF Ghana GHA Michael Nii Laryea
3 FW Ghana GHA Owusu Adam Mohammed
4 DF Ghana GHA Godfred Atuahene
5 MF Ghana GHA George Amoako
7 MF Ghana GHA Emmauel Issaka
8 MF Ghana GHA Issah Mubashar
9 FW Ghana GHA Maxwell Kavar
10 MF Ghana GHA Degraft Amponsah
11 FW Ghana GHA Kwaku Karikari
12 DF Ghana GHA Samuel Amofa
13 DF Ghana GHA Maxwell Ansah
14 MF Ghana GHA Simon Appiah Asamoah
15 DF Ghana GHA Ernest Danso
16 GK Ghana GHA Ganiwu Shaibu
17 FW Ghana GHA George William Ansong
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 DF Ghana GHA Fuseini Mohammed
19 DF Ghana GHA Ahmed Satar
20 DF Ghana GHA Emmanuel Kumi
21 DF Ghana GHA Paul Kwame
22 GK Ghana GHA Kofi Baah
23 DF Ghana GHA Benash Quansah
24 MF Ghana GHA Abraham Wayo
25 MF Ghana GHA Abdul Razak Boame
26 FW Ghana GHA Daniel Antwi
27 MF Ghana GHA Stanley Nii Agyei
28 MF Ghana GHA Francis Tanko
29 FW Ghana GHA Seedorf Asante
30 FW Ghana GHA Emmanuel Paga
31 MF Ghana GHA Brite Andoh
33 DF Ghana GHA Evans Owusu

Notable players[edit]

See: Category:Liberty Professionals F.C. players

Academy[edit]

Liberty Professionals have three youth academies in Kenya, Togo and Ghana. Michael Essien played for the Ghana Academy for the 1998–99 season. Mubarak Alhassan, an academy graduate joined Granada CF in 2020.[10] Abraham Wayo an academy graduate ended the 2020–21 season as the club's top goal scorer and later secured a deal to Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 club Étoile Sportive du Sahel.[11]

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Okine, Sammy Heywood (9 July 2020). "Top Ten (10) Most Valuable Clubs in Ghana Premier League Revealed". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 17 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Liberty Professionals relegated from Ghana Premier League after 22 years". GhanaSoccernet. 18 July 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Teye, Prince Narkortu (19 July 2021). "Essien, Gyan and relegated Liberty Professionals' top six football products | Goal.com". www.goal.com. Goal. Retrieved 17 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Carl Reindorf Park". GhanaSoccernet. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Liberty to make Carl Reindorf return". www.ghanafa.org. Ghana Football Association. Retrieved 17 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Asare, George Ernest (17 September 2021). "Media denied access to Carl Reindorf Park". Graphic Online. Retrieved 25 February 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "Liberty Professionals relocate to WAFA Stadium in Sogakope". GhanaWeb. 8 April 2021. Retrieved 17 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ Special Report – Scorers and Player Information – GLO Premier League in Ghana (Part Four)
  9. ^ Elorm Benaiah and Gary Al-Smith (13 November 2020). "The ultimate 18-team Ghana Premier League season guide 2020/21". www.myjoyonline.com. Multimedia Group. Retrieved 7 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Osman, Abdul Wadudu (2020-09-07). "Mubarak Alhassan arrives in Spain to begin Granada adventure". Football Made In Ghana. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  11. ^ Hemans, Francis (2021-04-29). "A journey filled with struggles; Abraham Wayo's rise to a GPL star". 3news. Retrieved 2021-07-11.

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