Berekum Chelsea defend spending policy
Posted: 14 January 2011 Time: 11:44 am
Berekum Chelsea have defended their spending policy after suggestions they have paid above the odds in the transfer market.
The Brong Ahafo club are top of the standings in the Glo Premier League, ten points clear of second placed New Edubiase and go into this weekend's game against Kumasi Asante Kotoko the form team in the country. Club chief executive Nana Kwame Nketiah expects the side to hold on and win a first ever league title and insist their spending policy too makes business sense. "We have made quality signings and if we spend 70,000 Ghana cedis on a player and the team is doing well, his market value will be around US$ 400,000. You have to spend to gain and that is our policy," he told the club's website. He is also adamant they will take part in the African Champions League or the Confederations Cup if they qualify for any of those. "I confirm to you that we are ready to play in the Champions League or the Confederation Cup. We have started securing sponsors with the latest being the Kubba kit deal and we expected to attract more by winning the league and performing exceptionally well in the domestic league. We are aiming to be financially sound as well and we will get there soon."