Denart Soccer Academy Football Club Ltd have outdoored their new crop of young talented players and launched their home and away jerseys for the next football season (2022/2023 season) at Pediatorkopey Denart Soccer Arena on an isolated island on River Volta (Ada Estuary) near Big-Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
One of the best sporting clubs within Ada, as a result of player exodus recently carried out a justify-your-inclusion session within the past few weeks, during which they selected and groomed twenty-four (24) young players with years ranging 9-14 years who are all basically based on the island of Pediatorkopey, Big Ada in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
In an interview, the CEO of the Academy established in July 2011, Dennis Narterh Adzigodi a.k.a Denart, an astute businessman, journalist and a philanthropist disclosed that he has re-launched the new crop of players and the new kits as his social responsibility to the island where he was born and bred as well as now Algeria based striker Daniel Lomotey (Ex-WAFA goal poacher) from same island and to help the young talents on the island so they can pursue their chosen career as footballers. The island is blessed with lot of football talents but left untapped until he decided to form his own football team in 2011.
Through that he produced the likes of Daniel Lomotey, a Ghanaian international under -20, Black stars, Local Black stars and the West African Football Academy (WAFA) leading and top goal scorer before his signed for Setif of Algeria.
The Academy can also boast of a couple of players now playing in the ongoing Ghana Premier and Division One top two tier leagues.
“Yeah, although I have been seemingly out of the football scene for some years but people never knew I was working on my players and pushing them up, the team is around and we always meet and talk football on our social media platforms,” Dennis Narterh Adzigodi said.
“People always asked If I have transferred all my senior players. Yes because the team have played for almost eleven years now and so far as they are matured I have to give them the opportunity to thrive on. I have not received any sum for their transfers because I want to help my deprived community lads get something better and in return they can come back and help our deprived island,” the Denart Soccer Academy chief explained.
“People also ask if I produced only Daniel Lomotey. No, I have three of my young players being selected for the Ghana under-17 team before and have players who have played in China and Nepal so it’s just a process and we will be back,” he assured in an interview.
The team is to start full residential camping from August 2022, immediately after the Ada Asafotufiam festival to adequately prepare for the 2022/2023 season having previously refused to budge to even family pressure and against all odds after the team was denied a Division Two League slot the academy qualified for.
“I’m not disturbed at all, it’s just a game, I have to withstand all these family, friends pressure. Some asked me to quit this football business but it took me years to convince my family and friends and my community about the impact football will bring to the society and I think everyone is ready to go along with my vision and new team,” Denart stated.
The ex-Dangme East District Football Association Chairman, who was axed from office under bizarre circumstances said his agenda is not about football politics but to help shape and produce great talents for Ada in general and for the pride of the island because the Island is deprived of so many social amenities.
Accordingly, the team just completed their latest photo shoot and have started their light training sessions before a line-up of a series of training matches which have been arranged and commences soon.
The management of the team and the CEO are thereby calling on all well-wishers and corporate Ghana to come and support the deprived community academy to help shape and groom the young talented players for the love and growth of Ghana football.
Credit: John Aklie Doe.