Third tier Ghanaian Football side Attram de Visser Soccer Academy has thrown a huge challenge to the MTN FA cup committee and the Ghana Football Association of their readiness to participate in the CAF inter-club championship should they win the title.
The Second division side based in accra insists they have rhe financial muscle to participate in the continental championship, and have written to the Ghana FA of this new directive.
Atrram De Visser Academy are in the Quater finals stage ifbthe MTN FA Cup. and believes they hald a fair chance at winning the trophy.
Below is the full statement from the club
We at Attram De Visser Soccer Academy have monitored the media space recently with keen interest with regards to our willingness or otherwise to participate in the African Inter Club Competition should we emerge as winners of the ongoing MTN FA Cup.
Initially, we decided not to comment on the discussion but this press statement became necessary when we heard the Chairman of the MTN FA Cup, Mr . Wilson Arthur, speak about our inability to represent Ghana in Africa.
He also avened that Attram De Visser Soccer Academy did not sub mit any letter of intent to play in Africa, when the GFA reached out to all clubs to know about their plans.
We want to State on record that we have never received any letter from Ghana Football Association wanting to know if we will play in Africa or not should Attram De Visser win the FA Cup competition.
We wish to state clearly to the GFA, the MTN FA Cup Committee, and every football -loving Ghanaian that ATTRAM DE VISSER SOCCER ACADEMY is capable to, and will represent the country boldly in Africa if our performance crowns us with the trophy with the much coveted MTN FA Cup.
As an Academy whose vision is to nurture, develop, promote and eventually produce quality football players to Africa and the world, such exposure is what we are looking forward to giving our young talents.
It is also worthy to note that the president of Attram De Visser Soccer Academy, Mr . Godwin Attram, has sponsored the Academy to several tournaments in Europe most of which we won with a 30 -man contingent which included 23 players and 7 officials.
We are hereby informing the general public that Attram De Visser Soccer Academy has submitted a letter notifying the GFA of our willingness to play in Africa.
The said letter was addressed to the General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association.
We wish to also state that the team is currently preparing for our next FA Cup game at the quarter final stage against Medeama Spotting Club at Arkon Park in Tarkwa on Sunday.
We want to thank our supporters and everyone for being with us t ill this stage of the competition.