Bolga All Stars, the newly relegated side has been sold due to financial problems confronting the club.
The Ghanaian club finished rock bottom of the Ghana Premier League in the 2016/2017 season and that was attributed to the facing some difficulties during the season.
The CEO of the club confirmed the sale of the club as he did tell Radio XYZ that club needed to sell the club due to financial constraints.
"Yes we have sold the club. Youknowtheproblemsweface in thispart of theregion. The problem that we faced when we qualify to the premier division is still persisting here so we thought it is financially wise to release the club to somebody so that we wouldn’t have to suffer for the rest of the season."
Bolga All Stars were relegated with 12 points and Mr Basit said the current state of the club was so bad that it could have led them going to lower into the third tier of Ghana football
"I am sure you know that would have resulted in another relegation from division one to division 2”
Bolga All Stars made history by being the first club hailing from the Upper East Region to qualify for the Ghana Premier League.
Majority shareholder of Hearts, Togbe Afede XIV, is expected to release over Ghc 8million to the six-member Committee who have been tasked to overlook player recruitment, Ghanacrusader.com can exclusively reveal.
The Phobians have been quite so far in the transfer market with no major signings ahead of the 2017/18 football season but have been linked with numerous players from within and outside Ghana.
A source close to the team told Ghanacrusader.com that, Hearts will make some recruitments ahead of the upcoming season as the coach is closely working with the six-member committee to ensure quality in recruitment.
“Togbe Afede XIV will release close to GHc8million – Ghc10million for the recruitment of players for the upcoming season, and the six-member committee are vigorously working hard with the head coach to secure the services of some listed players,” the source told Ghanacrusader.com.
Meanhwile, Hearts are keen on acquiring the services of former New Edubiase player, Aseidu Attobrah, who has emerged a top transfer target for the club.
Newly appointed Persib Bandung coach Mario Gomez is unsure if Michael Essien will still be with his side next season though he commended the Ghanaian’s commitment.
The 34-year-old Essien joined Indonesian top flight side Persib Bandung on a one-year deal as a marquee player ahead of the start of the 2017 Liga 1 season and was given the option of extending his contract for a further year at the end of the 2017/2018 season depending on his performances.
However, the former Chelsea star was unable to lift the team into the top half of the table as they finished 13th on the standings despite being one of the five players with most playing minutes.
During Mario Gomez's presser, he was posed with questions about Essien’s fate in the team: "For a foreign player, Essien is a good player. He has a character, he can help the team, and he is senior. Therefore, we look first and we do not want to choose any foreign players too. We want to bring one striker and a foreign stopper, " Gomez said.
The sentiments of the Argentine trainer was echoed by his deputy, Fernando Soler, "We started working with local players first. Which is still less, we'll meet the boss to find other players. For foreign players, there must be two or three players. But do not know anyone yet. But we've chosen a local player, there are about 18 players," he said.
Essien's agent Amougou Mathieu stated last week that his client would want to continue his adventure at the Blue Prince next year.
Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Hon Sports Minister Pius Hadzide has revealed that the renaming of the Tamale Sports Stadium cost government GHC 100,000.
The Tamale Sports Stadium which was built prior to the 2008 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) has been rechristened the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium to pay tribute to the late Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, who also served as director of Real Tamale United (RTU).
The Ministry of sports in renaming the stadium organised a football match between the Northern and Southern sectors and also bused school children to the grounds.
The deputy Sports Minister has disclosed that the cost of renaming the stadium cost government GHC 100,000.
“Late Aliu Mahama paid his due to the development of sports and even in the construction of the former Tamale Sports Stadium, now Aliu Mahama Stadium. So there were a series of activities that were organized to honor the hero.
“Organizational cost, the Trophy, beyond the trophy GH¢50,000 was at stake as the cash prize but we were very modest in our expenditure,” Hadzide told starrsportsgh.com.
Reports claimed the activities had been sponsored by McDan Shipping but the Minister denies.
“McDan did not give the Ministry of Sports one penny for any of the activities organized.
“A contingent of about 50 men stayed in Tamale for about a week, transportation, feeding and accommodation. The cost is a little over GH¢100,000,” he added.