Management of Liberty Professionals FC, has debunked reports that the club has been sold, a statement has revealed.
Per reports, Liberty Professionals, one of Ghana’s finest talent producing clubs has been sold to the current Minister for Railways Development and Member of Parliament for Hohoe, hon. John-Peter Amewu.
The reports further stipulated the club will no longer compete within the Ghana Football Association pyramid and will undergo a change of name from Liberty Professionals to Hohoe Professionals.
However, the club has in a statement signed by Chief Executive Officer, Linda Ansong debunked all the reports.
The statement read: “Greetings from Liberty Professionals Football Club. We write to inform the general public and our fans that the club has not been sold as has been reported in sections of the media. It is still in existence under the ownership of its remaining founder Mr. Felix Ansong.
“The club has rather divested its slot to compete in the Division One league. The club will still compete within the Ghana Football Association pyramid. Started originally as an academy, the club will seek to re-establish its reputation as a world class developer of Ghanaian football talent.
“Further details of the new direction of the club which has seen its owner invest significant resources in the redevelopment of existing infrastructure like player accommodation, additional training pitches, talent recruitment and technical direction will be made public soon.
“This direction will be under the guidance of noted talent trainer John Oppong Welbeck who has been at post for the past two months. We urge our passionate fan base and our community to continue to support us as they have always done as we aim to become a resilient contributor to our community. Thank you and best regards,” the statement ended.
Liberty Professionals was founded in 1996 by Accra-based businessmen Felix Ansong and Alhaji Sly Tetteh.
The club started their first season in the Division One League and were promoted to the Ghana Premier League within their second season in 1998.
Liberty played in the topflight league until 2021 when they were relegated to the Division One League.
The Scientific Soccer Lads are known for producing football superstars, the likes of Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan, Sulley Muntari, and many others.