From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah
A veteran newspaper paper vendor in Cape Coast, Mr. James Biney, has called on residents of the Central Region to throw their weight behind Ebusua Dwarfs Football Club to remain in the premier league.
According to him, the era of bitter rivalry between Ebusua Dwarfs and city rivals Venomous Vipers about who should play in the premiership was over, and, therefore, called for massive support for Dwarfs.
He stated this in an interview with The Chronicle in Cape Coast. Mr. Biney said people of the Central Region, both resident and non-resident, those home and abroad, should support the clubs in the region, particularly Dwarfs, to survive the premiership.
“Many football fans know that I am an ardent Vipers’ supporter, but my dream now is to see Dwarfs remain in the league, so that Vipers will also join the prestigious league,” Biney pointed out.
He posited that now Cape Coast could boast of an excellent sports facility, and that it was incumbent on the various teams in the region to rise up to the occasion.
“At least, Central Region should be able to get three or four dynamic teams in the league. Now, look at Brong Ahafo Region, it has surpassed Ashanti Region in terms of football clubs,” he said, adding that the Central Region could also do same through effective mobilisation of resources and support from the people.
He reiterated his support for each football club in the region, and appealed to all and sundry to do away with conservative ideas of undermining and wishing their opponents to go on relegation. Currently, Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs is the only premiership club in the Central Region.
Other traditional clubs in the region such as Swedru All Blacks, Agona Fankobaa and Assin Foso Soccer Missionaries are virtually non-existent. Cape Coast Venomous Vipers currently plays in the National Division One League in Zone 2.