Faisal recruit 8 new players to beef up squad

Author: George Ernest Asare
David Owusu Agyei for Faisal

The management of King Faisal has embarked on a recruitment drive to revamp the team for the rest of the Ghana Premier League season.

The founder and bankroller of King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Gruzah, who briefed Daily Graphic about the exercise, said a total of eight players were recruited when the transfer window was opened.

Among the new players included former Asante Kotoko, Berekum Arsenal and Bechem United defender, Kwasi Acheampong, and Misbau Adam of Legon Cities FC.

He revealed further that Sadick Adam, a former defender of Wa All Stars, and Munta Wasiru had also been drafted into the King Faisal set-up to help seal the leakage in the defence which had been their bane in the Ghana Premier League.

The rest are Owusu Agyemang of WAFA, Denice, and strikers Tarique Awudu and Prince Arko, both former players of the club.

Supporters of King Faisal hoped to see their idol club compete favourably in the Ghana Premier League (GPL) after being drafted into the elite division but at the time the League was suspended two months ago, Faisal had not won a single match.

They had secured only six points from 14 matches and were firmly glued to the bottom of the league ladder.

Ironically, Dormaa-Ahenkro-based Aduana Stars and Berekum Chelsea which occupy the first and second positions with 28 points and 25 points respectively from 15 matches, have scored 17 goals each, just like King Faisal.

Gruzah, however, assured that the team would intensify their training when the ban on social gathering was lifted to enable King Faisal to occupy where they really belong in the League.