Ashgold recruit 11 new players

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Ashgold new signings in a group photograph with Club President Dr Kwaku Frimpong and Head Coach Ricardo Da Rocha

Ghana Premier League (GPL) side, Ashantigold, have signed 11 new players to augment their squad as they prepare for the 2019/2020 Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup.

The Obuasi-based club has signed on Brazilian striker, Marco Silva, and 10 local players to enable them make the neccesary impact in Africa.

The home-based players include Benjamin Eshun from Liberty Professionals, David Abanga from Wa All Stars, Stephen Owusu (Berekum Chelsea), Musah Mohammed ( Ebusua Dwarfs), Kwadwo Amoako (Eleven Wonders ), and Atta Kussi and Akwasi Nti  (Kotoko).

Others are Emmanuel Osei Baffour (Karela United), two players from the Ashgold youth team, Razak Simpson and Isaac Opoku Agyemang.

Ashgold had earlier secured the services of Brazilian coach, Ricardo da Rocha, after the departure of their former trainer, Kjetil Zachariassen, to regional rivals, Asante Kotoko.

The Miners will begin their2019-2020 CAF Confederation Cup campaign with an away match against Equatorial Guinean side, Akonangui, when the competition kicks off on the weekend of August 9 to 11.

Ashgold will host the return leg on the weekend of August 23 to 25.

If they qualify, they will host the first leg of the second round against Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of Morocco on the weekend of September 13 to 15