Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has promised to do his best to help bring Berekum Arsenal back to the Ghana Premier League; in a way to honor the memory of the team’s departed owner, Alhaji Yakubu Moro.
The veteran football administrator passed on in the early hours of Friday October 16, after he failed to fully recover from a health condition.
Yakubu Moro was one of the longest serving football administrators in Ghana who duly paid their dues as regards the running of the game in the country.
His passion for the game was unmatched as he singlehandedly run the Berekum Arsenal outfit ever since their promotion to the top flight in 2000 until their demotion in 2013.
Several prominent players have passed under him including John Pantsil and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu. The latter in an interview with Kumasi-based Silver FM issued a rallying call to anyone related to the club one way or the other to come together to support the club and maintain the legacy of the late Yakubu Moro.
‘It is time that we all come together to do something to honor his memory. The man has done extremely well and Berekum should honor his name,’ Agyemang-Badu told Silver FM.
‘Even if he is not there, we must work together to ensure his team gains promotion back to the premiership. However we can help raise the club back among the top clubs, we need to do it.
‘If you look at how he started and how he helped take Berekum Arsenal to the top of the game, he run a one-man show. It is never easy (financially) for the one-man show team owners. If he took Arsenal to the CAF Confederation cup and made Berekum more popular, then we need to honor him.
‘I will do my best, since he’s not there, We have to help financially with covering certain expenses and paying players salaries, accommodation and feeding. I will do my best to help restore the club to the premiership,’ Agyemang-Badu concluded.