By Patrick Akoto
Berekum Chelsea will not buy a replacement for Emmanuel Clottey, as they have made arrangements to cope with life after the striker.
The 25-year-old penned a three-year deal with Tunisian giants Esperance on Tuesday in a move that cost the reigning African champions US$ 1.5 million.
There are many who fear the departure of the goal machine could affect their campaign in the upcoming season.
But the Berekum-based side insists the availability of Bismark Idan and few other new signings will be enough to replace the contributions of the leading goal scorer in the CAF Champions League.
“We knew all along that it was going to be difficult to hold onto the player and so have made arrangements already,” Chelsea International Relations manager Joe Addo said
“Bismark Idan is available for us. We are also making few signings who will surprise many this season.
“There is no cause for alarm. We want to asure our fans that we will get quality replacement for Clottey.
“We are building the squad on the quite and hopefully we will make a huge impact.”
Chelsea won the Ghana Premier League in 2010.