New Edubiase will not pull out of the CAF Confederation Cup despite the death of their major financier, club president Abdul Salam Yakubu has revealed.
Doubts have clouded Edubiase involvement in the competition following the death of their chief contributor David Lamptey.
The former MP of Parliamet for Korley Klottey died at the 37 Military hospital in Accra after a short illness on Wednesday night.
The owner of Radio ZYZ made significant financial contributions to the club and were looking ahead for his support in their maiden appearance in the competition.
However his untimely death has cast doubts about their involvement next year, with fears they may not be able to raise the needed funds to participate in the competition.
But club president Abdul Salam Mumuni insists they have other options to explore to ensure they do not pull out.
“I am short of words because it’s very painful. But God knows best and we’ll leave it in his hands,” Yakubu told Accra-based Peace FM
“He made significant financial contributions to New Edubiase and will therefore admit that his absence will affect us.
“Nevertheless we have other options and so we’ll go to Africa.
“Management will meet later today to take a final decision but there is no way that we’ll pull out of the competition.”
Edubiase won the MTN FA Cup last season.