Karela United bankroller Haruna Iddrisu is considering switching the club’s base from Anyinase to Tamale in the Northern Region.
This move is in line with the club’s plans to meet the Club Licensing Committee’s requirements for the 2023/24 Ghana football season.
In a deal worth GHS3.1 million ($300,000), Ghanaian politician Haruna Iddrisu acquired the top-flight team in December 2022 and promised to maintain Anyinase as their location.
However, the Member of Parliament for Tamale South has no option now than to find means of fulfilling regulatory requirements after the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park was rejected.
“I have come to welcome Karela Football Club into Tamale for their preseason session and to discuss with the management and technical team, where our venue for the 2023/24 Premier League may be.
“It is not my wish to have taken the team away from Anyinase from the people of Nzema, but regrettably the GFA have disqualified the Anyinase football pitch, as not being desirable or meeting their minimum standard.
“So, we have to look elsewhere and we will look elsewhere and satisfy the licensing requirement.”
Karela United are preparing for their opening game in the 2023/24 Ghana Premier League against Legon Cities.