As we approach the 2020-21 Ghana Football season, GNP Sports will take time to profile all 18 clubs who play in the Premier League.
Today the lenses focus on one time champions, Wa All Stars.
NAME: Legon Cities FC
YEAR FOUNDED: 2019
VENUE: Accra Sports Stadium
NICKNAME: The Royals
COACH: Goran Barjaktarevic
Legon Cities Football Club came to being in 2019 following the purchase and eventual change of ownership of then Wa All Stars.
The club as mentioned above traces its roots to Wa All Stars, a club founded and owned by former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The club was formed in 2006 as a vehicle to provide Wa and its environs with a Premiership team. The formation became possible following the amalgamation of former notable division clubs like Freedom Star, Veterans and Wa United which represent the face of football in Wa, the capital town of the Upper West Region of Ghana.
Following its formation, the club competed and qualified to the Ghana Premier League in the 2006-07 season after coming tops in Zone 1B of the National Division One League and winning the playoff stage.
Since entering the league, they have never suffered relegation and competed as a middle-table team until they mounted a surprise title challenge in the 2016 league season.
Under Coach Enos Adepa, All Stars went head to head with Aduana Stars and came out victors in the end by annexing their first and only league title on the penultimate match of the season.
The club went under serious financial difficulties following a FIFA ban slapped on its owner and president Kwesi Nyantakyi, for his part in the Anas expose.
This was when businessman and football lover Richard Kings Atikpo emerged as a buyer. His purchase subsequently bailed them out and offered the club a new breath at life.
However, the name was changed to Legon Cities FC, and also relocated from Wa to Accra, therefore defeating the original concept for which it was formed and being run.
The People of Wa lost their pride, but Ghana Football maintained one of its teams albeit under a new name and brand.
Legon Cities competed for the first time in the Ghana Premier League in the now cancelled 2019-20 league season, so in official records of the Ghana FA, they are yet to taste league action (under the new name).
GNP Sports wishes them well in the upcoming season.