On Tuesday, former Ghana Premier League club Liberty Professionals released a statement refuting rumors about the club’s sale. The club’s Chief Executive, Linda Ansong, clarified that they have decided to withdraw from competing in the Premier League and instead participate in the Division One league, while still remaining within the Ghana Football Association structure.
The statement emphasized that Liberty Professionals initially started as an academy and intends to regain its reputation as a top-notch developer of Ghanaian football talent. The club’s owner has invested significant resources in revamping existing infrastructure, including player accommodation, additional training pitches, talent recruitment, and technical direction. More information about the club’s new direction will be disclosed to the public in due course.
John Oppong Welbeck, a renowned talent trainer who has been in his role for the past two months, will lead the club’s new direction. Liberty Professionals urged their dedicated fan base and the community to continue supporting them, as they strive to make a positive impact on their community.
Founded in 1996 by Felix Ansong and the late Alhaji Sly Tetteh, Liberty Professionals enjoyed an impressive 20-year presence in the Ghana Premier League until their relegation in 2021. They take pride in their history of nurturing notable Ghanaian stars such as Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari, and Asamoah Gyan.