Wenchi S.C.

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Wenchi Sporting Club
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Full name Wenchi Sporting Club
Nickname(s) Unity
Founded 2007
Ground Vocational School Recreation Ground
Wenchi, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Moses Yirenkyi Otchere
Manager Kwabena George
League Brong Ahafo Division Two Zone 9

Wenchi Sporting Club formerly known as Unity Sporting Club is Ghanaian football club based in Wenchi, Brong-Ahafo. They are competing in the Brong Ahafo Division Two Zone 9. In July 2013 the club executives vote to change the name to Wenchi Sporting Club, a move which was aim at getting the people to Wenchi to have a sense of belonging to the club.

The club was founded in 2007 by the club's president Mr. Ernest Anokye-Gyan with support from Unity Community & Sport Association and Unity Football Club, of Reading in Berkshire, England to promote safe ground for young athletes to develop their football skill. The club also operate a sports academy which currently has 150 youngsters between ages of 10 – 21 years, focusing on the education and development of young athletes.[1][2]

Unity Sporting Club uses football as a tool to engage a large pool of street children on a regular basis who traditionally have little access to sporting activities. The Academy then aims to develop children's ability to be coached, both on and off the football pitch, with the aim of empowering them through a programme of non-formal education which is complemented by a fun and goal oriented rewards.[2][3]

In other to keep the current players active the club has registered to play in Ghana Division Two League. This will also provide experience for the young players the Unity Academy. The club played in the Division Two League ”Third tier of Ghana Football Leagues” for the Season 2010/2011. This was a big step, and also opened way for the youth (academy) players to break into professional football through their own club (USC). This in no doubt increased and promoted healthy competition in the Ghana National League.[2][3]

The Academy[edit]

Unity Sport Academy

Unity Academy is a Centre of Sporting Excellence run by Unity Sporting Club in association with UCSEF. The academy has a computer centre powered by Enterprise FI Solution. Aimed at disadvantaged children and young people, particularly orphans and victims of HIV/AIDS. The centre is based in Wenchi in the Brong Ahafo, a deprived area of Brong Ahafo region, Ghana. 150 boys aged 3–21 years, are currently enrolled. The academy coaches provide free training session at a local girls school, this is the only way we can currently include girls in the project as very few girls have shown interest.[2]

The Academy offers full scholarships to those at risk of poverty and hardship.[2]

unity young kids training hard in the rain

UNITY ACADEMY is pioneering in its approach to pastoral care through sport, working collectively with local and international organisations to attain the overall objective of better welfare for local children. The Academy is in partnership with local nursery, primary and secondary schools such as St. Augustine Catholic School and Koase Secondary School. The Academy is in partnership with local businesses to apprenticeship for those who are not academically talented to learn trade which will better their survival chance in their communities.[2]


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 Siaka Tanko
2 Ghana DF Alex Nyarko
3 Ghana DF Albert Owusu Afena
4 Ghana DF Augustine Owusu Pinamang
5 Ghana DF Alexader Obeng
6 Ghana MF Rexford Antwi Gyamfi
7 Ghana MF Edward Sarpong
8 Ghana MF Atta Francis
9 Ghana FW Bright Owusu
10 Ghana MF Thomas Yeboah
11 Ghana FW Joseph Gyamfi
12 Ghana GK Collins Gyan
13 Ghana MF Frank Akyereko
14 Ghana MF Ebenezer Adofo
15 Ghana MF Daniel Boateng
16 Ghana DF Frank Dankwa
No. Position Player
17 Ghana MF Alhaji Sedu
18 Ghana FW Joseph Boateng Twum
19 Ghana MF Abrefa Mensah
22 Ghana MF Edward Damoah
23 Ghana DF Emmanuel Akyeremeh
24 Ghana MF Eric Twum Berimah
25 Ghana DF Yaw Paul
26 Ghana MF Yaw Emmanuel Abrefa
27 Ghana FW Kelvin Koran
28 Ghana MF Stephen Sakyi
29 Nigeria FW Anochie Afamefuna Martins
30 Ghana MF Solomon Frimpong
31 Nigeria FW Okon Edinamobong Nte
32 Ghana MF ssah Braima
33 Ghana FW Stephen Owusu
35 Ghana DF Issah Zakari

[4]

Staff[edit]

  • Chairman: Ghana Moses Yirenkyi Otchere
  • Vice Chairman: Ghana Francis Kyei Appiah
  • President: Ghana Ernest Anokye
  • Director of Football: United Kingdom Kwaku Nimako
  • Finance Director: Ghana Julius Atobrah Boateng
  • Communications Director: Ghana
  • Chief Executive Officer: Ghana Joseph Manu
  • Club Secretary: Ghana Stephen Ahenakwa
  • Head Coach: Ghana Kwabena George

Awards[edit]

Internal Awards[edit]

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Unity Cup Competition[edit]

2009 Competition (September 2009)[edit]

  • Under 12 Winners: Ajax Academy
  • Under 12 Runners Up: Unity SC U12
  • Under 14 Winners: Ajax Academy
  • Under 14 Runners Up: Unity SC U14
Unity president advising the youths at the 2009 Unity Cup held in Wenchi

References[edit]

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