Ghana’s Berekum Chelsea says will participate in CAF Champions League

CAFBerekum Chelsea has confirmed participation in the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League following Ghana’s restoration of an additional slot for the competition.

Nana Oduro Sarfo, General Manager of Berekum Chelsea told GNA Sports, the club found the news to participate in the tournament they stared as debutants last year, welcoming and desperate to grab with both hands.

‘We have agreed to grab the opportunity and hoping to represent Ghana with the aim of achieving better results at a second attempt.’

Berekum Chelsea’s impressive debut outing last year served the catalyst for the re-entry into the top ranked teams.

Chelsea narrowly missed out on a place at the semis at first attempt at the highest level of African club football despite being housed in a tough group alongside formers winners’ Al-Ahly and Zamalek (both of Egypt) and TP Mazembe (DR Congo).

Sarfo said “playing in Africa means a lot to the club and the players alike. Apart from the opportunity of winning laurels, the players understand that it was through such moments that the likes of Emmanuel Clottey and Solomon Asante secured contracts outside Ghana”.

Seeking a smooth journey, the General Manager said the ‘Blues’ had fashioned out a strategy to acquire financial support to aid their campaign for the competition Asante Kotoko are expected to participate as the other Ghanaian representative.

He said the club had set their sight on going a step further in the competition at a second attempt.  Berekum Chelsea came second in the just ended Premiership behind Kotoko.

Ghana on Monday, regained her four slots for the continental club championships effective next year.

The decision came after the Ghana Football Association (GFA) recaptured its place amongst the 12-best nations according to the rankings of the continental soccer governing body, CAF.

This will be the first time since 2006 that Ghana will be parading two teams in both competitions

Source: GNA

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