By Ameenu Shardow
Berekum Chelsea wants an immediate return to the CAF Champions League hence the big name signings made according to International Relations Manager Joe Addo.
The 2010 Ghana Premier League champions were relatively impressive in just their maiden campaign in Africa.
They however failed to make it to the last four of the competition but have seen their credentials shoot up massively in the process.
The club thus wants to regain that sweet feeling that comes with Champions League football the other additives associated with it hence the decision to splash the cash to better the side in realising this ambition.
Latif Salifu, Eric Bekoe and Saddick Adams are some of the big names to have joined Chelsea this term and Addo says it feeds into the club’s agenda to win back the Premier League title and qualification to Africa.
“We want to win the Glo Premier League and go back to the Africa Champions League competition,” he told Takoradi-based Melody FM.
“We had some of our good player get into the Ghana national teams and we want to ensure it continues hence the signings made.
“Our goal was to go all the way to return the lost slots for Ghana in Africa but unfortunately we came up short but I’m sure our name has been heard all over the world due to our performance.
“We have learnt our lessons from our maiden campaign and we want to make sure the shortcomings are addressed to ensure an improved performance the next time we get there.”
Chelsea’s main problem in the Champions League were their defensive frailties and Addo adds the signings made also cover that department.
“Yes, we’ve had a couple of players coming into our back,” he adds.
“Our problem is not the whole defensive line. We have parts that need strengthening and I believe we have done just that.
“We’ve done work throughout, from the goalkeeping to striking and I am sure by the time the next season ends we will be back on top of Ghana football.”