Tema Youth F.C.

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Tema Youth FC
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Full name Tema Youth Football Club
Founded 2005
Ground Tema Sports Stadium
Tema, Greater Accra, Ghana
Ground Capacity 10,000
Chairman Samuel Williams
Manager Anthony Lokko
League PolyTank Division One League Zone 3B
2013–14 PolyTank Division One League Zone 3B, 1st
Current season

Tema Youth Football Club is a Ghanaian professional football club based in Tema, Greater Accra. The club competes in the Polytank Division One League Zone 3B.

History[edit]

Founded in 2005, they are a member of the Glo Premier League. Their home stadium is Tema Sports Stadium. The he Harbour Warriors has made some changes to their team both technically and at the management level.Wilfred Osei palmer who was once the Board chairman and CEO has now been elevated as the new President of the Club.The investment banker who is touted as one of the most outstanding football administrators on the local scene will also work as the Sporting Director of the Club.Sports journalist Henry Asante Twum formerly of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation has also been promoted to from the Communication directorate of the Club to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Tema side.The rising broadcaster will now assist Business man Henry Martey has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer.Black Satellites Assistant Coach Prince Owusu has also moved up the ladder after receiving the nod as the Technical Director.The Head Coach position of this great club has been given to former Tema Real Sportive Coach Edward Odoom.His will be assisted by Francis Horku who also used to be the Head Coach the defunct Tema All Stars. Former Ghana international Joachim Yaw Acheampong,Isaac Opeele Boateng and Austrian coach Attila Sekerlioglu are some of the notable Coaches who have handled the team in the past. The supervisory job of the club is done by Mr. Emmanuel Kyeremeh, a business man and a Chartered Accountant who works with NDK financial services, a non banking financial institution in Accra. Emmanuel Kyeremeh is the Board Chairman of the club. At the end of last season Tema Youth qualified to play in the Division one middle league but unfortunately couldn't qualify back to the premier division after securing three points from the three matches the team played,Some of the notable players the team have produced include Ekow Benson who now play for premiership side Medaeama after an unsuccessful stint with giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Edward Affum a wonderful striker who also play for the Accra Hearts of Oak. Richard Annang also plays in the Romanian league for S.C Vaslui.The team can also boast of some talented players who have passed through the ranks. Godfred Fosu, Theophilus Apoh, Abdul Haruna Ganiyu are some other notable players produced by the Tema-based club.

Performance in the 2010-2011 season[edit]

With disappointment in the previous season the management of the Tema-based club decided to offload most of the senior players and start all afresh. The decision paid a huge dividend as the team strolled through the season without losing even a single game in the division one campaign for the year 2010/2011. In all players like Daniel Appiah who finished the season with eight goals was the teams top scorer for the year. Goalkeeper Kofi Mensah was also outstanding and had to catch the eyes of experience Coach Oti Akenteng who later recommended him to the handlers of the national team. Kofi is currently with the national Under 17 team. Derek Mensah, Huzeifah Issah all had a brilliant term.Tema Youth toppled the Zone and therefore qualified to play in the Division one middle league with their eyes on a quick return to the elite division of Ghana Football. The team capped the whole campaign by finishing it off in a grand style in the Division One middle league. With opposition from teams like Tete Atenpong, King Solomon FC and DInternational many were those who had a little faith in the capabilities of the young team.Tema Youth beat King Solomon in a thrilling but difficult game 3-2 at the Robert Mensa stadium in Cape Coast,and continued that feat with two separate wins against Tete Atenpong and DInternational. The team beat Tete Atenpong 3-0 and also defeated DInternational 4-1 to seal the qualification. Another season comes to an end and a what a way to climax it. Tema Youth finished the season unbeaten and gets another ticket to play in the elite division of Ghana Football.

Poly Tank Division One League Zone 3: 2010–11 Standings

Division         P         W       D       L       GF      GA      GD      PTS     
Tema Youth       13        9       4       0       19      6       13      31   
King Solomon     13        7       3       3       22      12      10      24   
Red Bull         13        5       4       4       17      12      5       19   
Okwawu Utd       13        5       3       5       15      11      4       18   
Purejoy          13        5       3       5       15      13      2       18   
Zaytuna          13        5       3       5       12      12      0       18   
Rehoboth         13        3       4       6       7       11      -4      13   
Tema All Stars   13        0       2       11      7       37      -30     2

Performance in CAF competitions[edit]

2007 - disqualified in First Round

Staff[edit]

  • Special Duties: Samuel Abuabiri
  • Chief Executive Officer:Henry Martey
  • Deputy CEO: Henry Asante Twum
  • President: Wilfred Osei Kwaku
  • Welfare Officer: Alex Ahadjie
  • Board Chairman: Emmanuel Kyeremeh
  • Director of Operations: James Lamina

Sports[edit]

  • Head coach: Edward Odoom
  • Assistant Coach: Francis Horku
  • Technical Director: Prince Owusu

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
Netherlands GK Kofi Mensah
Ghana GK David Tuglo
Ghana DF Isaac Tetteh
Ghana DF Samuel Bioh
Ghana DF Salifu Tanko Zubeiru
Ghana DF Joshua Oninku
Ghana DF Kenneth Owusu
Ghana DF Jeremiah Akorful (Captain)
Ghana DF Stephen Tetteh
Ghana MF Francis Dassinor
Ghana MF William Arhin
No. Position Player
Ghana MF Huzeifah Issah
Ghana MF Nicholas Odjer
Ghana MF Moses Odjer
Ghana MF Joseph Kofi Bartells
Ghana MF Prince Asante
17 Ghana FW Michael Kporvi
Ghana FW Conney Idan
Ghana FW Bright Adjei
Ghana FW Daniel Appiah
Ghana FW Abel Hammond
Ghana FW Samuel Ayew Yeboah
Rwanda FW Mazimpaka Patrick

Managers[edit]

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