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Know Your Club Ahead Of New Season|| Brief Profile of Liberty Professionals

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Journalism has been my prior job during childhood. With all things been so good for me, I am able to achieve my aim and fulfill the promise I made to my family. I am now a renowned sports journalist working with Ghana News Page.

As we approach the 2020-21 Ghana Football season, GNP Sports will take time to side view all 18 clubs who play in the Premier League.

Today’s edition of “know your club series” will be on Liberty Professionals FC.

Name: Liberty Professionals FC
Venue: Alhaji Sly Tetteh Park, Dansoman
Nickname: The Scientific Soccer Lads
Founded: 1996
Head Coach: David Ocloo

Liberty Professionals football club was founded in 1996 by businessmen, Felix Ansong and the late Alhaji Sly Tetteh and has been one of Ghana’s top talent producers in the football sector.

The club is a beacon of professionalism in Ghana football and their entry into the terrains transformed a lot about football administration.

The club started their first season in the Poly Tank Division One League but was promoted to the Premier League in their second season.

Liberty secured promotion to Ghana’s top flight in the 1997-98 season. They competed in the premier league for the first time in the 98-99 season where they finished 10th.

Their first premier league game came against Hasaacas away at Sekondi on February 7, 1999, which they won by a slim margin.

Their best league placing was in 2002 when they finished 3rd.

Some notable coaches of Liberty Professionals are Sellas, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, Joseph Emmanuel Sarpong and George Lamptey.

Though Liberty has no trophy in its ward-drop, it has nurtured world class players like Asamoah Gyan, Kwadwo Asamoah, Michael Essien and Sulley Ali Muntari.

HONOURS 2009 West African Club Championship (UFOA CUP) third placement.

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