Kessben FC have struck the biggest takeover deal in Ghanaian football history. The club has been sold to a Ghanaian businessman Moses Armah for $600,000.
The club will be renamed Medeama Sporting Club and will initially play their Premier League matches at the Essipong Stadium in Sekondi. The team will transfer their home venue to Tarkwa after a planned ultra-modern stadium in the town is completed.
Reports also indicates that the Anane Boateng Stadium has been sold to Red Bull
Kessben FC joined the premiership three seasons ago and have since proven to be worthy competitors at the highest level of Ghana soccer; therefore the sale comes as a great blow to fans of the club.
Mr. Kesse said he took the decision to sell the club to enable him champion his original vision of contributing to the development of youth football.
According to him, the club has paid its dues at the highest level so far and he thinks it is time they moved back to their roots- that is the development of youth football where they came from all the way to the premiership.
The Kessben FC owner debunked speculations that the club was cash-strapped; stressing his decision to sell the club has nothing to do with monetary matters.
Since joining the premiership, Kessben FC has chalked incredible landmarks, prominent among which is the building of an ultra-modern stadium at Abrankese, christened the Anane Boateng Stadium.
The paper also learnt the huge investment that Mr. Kesse made in the Anane Boateng Stadium would not go waste, as Kessben FC would rely on it for its youth soccer development agenda which would be rolled out very soon. From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi