It was the biggest takeover in the Ghanaian football history and three years down the line, business magnate Moses Armah is turning Medeama into a super-team in Ghana.
In a deal which cost him over US$600,000 when he completed the full takeover of now defunct Kessben FC in 2010, the Mauves and Yellows are growing in leaps and bounds.
The construction mogul has bankrolled mind-boggling spending spree over the past three years with the view of not only winning the Ghana Premier League title but also becoming the most attractive club for local and foreign-based players.
The passion, drive and ambition of the affable owner threatens to turn football on its head in the West African country.
Many came into the picture with a view of making bold statements, but they flattered to deceive as the huge burden of running a club in a country with a low-middle income status crumbled right under their noses.
Top dog clubs like Kotoko, Hearts had dominated the local scene for more than two decades, but the emergence of the likes of Medeama, Berekum Chelsea and Aduana has seen the giants playing catch-ups.
Armah is on the threshold of transforming his Medeama side into blue-chip overnight with an eye for the Premier League crown still in sight this season.
Medeama has become an attractive brand where top players seek to ply their trade while promising players aspire to hone their talents –unlike in the past where it was largely Kotoko and Hearts who had the financial muscle to purchase top-notch players.
Moses Armah is spending thousands of dollars in a move to make Medeama giants not only in Ghana but on the continent – an aim that could not be far from attaining.
Their first position on the Ghanaian Premier League table bears ample testimony of what patience, passion, dynamism, leadership and money can do to achieving intended goals.
An unknown club, situated in the mining town of Tarkwa has become the major talking points in the country as they continue to churn out impressive displays week-in-week out.
Armah, popularly referred to as ‘Parker’ plans to take the club to dizzy heights and even put mighty Kotoko and Hearts in the shade by turning his new plaything into the most attractive football brand in the country.
The club is yet to win any major silverware in Ghana, but their club president has come in for huge praise for putting in effective structures that has ensured its smooth run in the past three years.
He could cap and incredible year by winning the Premier League crown for the first time in their history – What a feat that could be.