Switch to Obuasi will affect support base

Ahead of the kick off of this season’s First Capital Plus Premier League, the Inspection Team of the Premier League Board has closed down some of the league centers.

According to the PLB, the venues that have been closed down did not pass the safety measures befitting of a premier league centre.

One of the teams affected by this exercise is Bekwai based New Edubiase United.

According to the PLB, the Bekwai Gyamfi Park lacks certain facilities making it difficult for them to approve the venue as the home grounds of New Edubiase United for the upcoming league season.

The PLB has, therefore, instructed the Bekwai based club to honour all their home matches at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.

Reacting to the news, with just two weeks to the kick off of the league, captain of New Edubiase United, Nasiru Lamin, has revealed that the decision will have a negative impact on the club with regard to getting their fans at the stadium.

“We know some of our supporters are in New Edubiase, some are in Obuasi and the majority are in Bekwai. Even when we were playing at Bekwai, the numbers were not that encouraging at all. So moving to Obuasi will be worse”, Nasiru said in an exclusive interview with Sportsportscrusader.com.

“We, the playing body, are aware that we shall have a very good field to play our matches on but we also need the fans. But Obuasi can’t provide us with the support we will need to fight for the title this season”, he added.

The league is scheduled to kick off on the 18th of January and New Edubiase will have to play all their home games at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.