The Volta Region has a new Division One League (DOL) club in Hohoe United FC after purchasing the status of Liberty Professionals.
The owners of the Dansoman-based side, which was relegated from the Ghana Premier League three seasons ago, recently made a firm decision to divest and focus on the business of operating as an academy producing players from the ground up, as they are popularly known, rather than competing in the top divisions.
John Peter Amewu, a prominent politician, took advantage of this and acquired Liberty’s spot in Ghana’s second-tier football league, the Division One League.
The new ownership then formally requested approval from the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to rename the team Hohoe United Football Club because they preferred to move to the Volta region and play under a new name.
Hohoe United FC will continue to compete in Zone Three of the DOL thanks to the GFA’s approval of the name change.
Below is a GFA letter approving the change:
We acknowledge receipt of the letter from Liberty ProfessionalsFootball Club requesting for approval for a change of your club’s name from Liberty Professionals Football Club (an incorporated company) to HOHOE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED due to changes in ownership structure of the club.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) also acknowledges receipt of the incorporated documents of the change of name to HOHOE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED from the Registrar General’s Department attached with Registration Number, CS148720721 and TIN, C0061048259 submitted to the GFA. The GFA notes that Liberty Professionals Football Club,an incorporated company under the Companies Act, 1963 (Act 179) has its name changed correctly under the law.
Consequently, the GFA hereby approves the change of name from Liberty Professionals Football Club to HOHOE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED subject to the conditions below.
Kindly take notice that all documents, rights and obligations including but not limited to, debts or fines owed to the GFA and player registration licenses or fees in the name of Liberty Professionals Football Club shall still remain valid and shall continue in force as if same are owed by or are in the name of HOHOE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB LIMITED.