LAYING THE FOUNDATIONS
Mr. Moses Armah (Mospacka) founded Medeama Football Club on 9 September 2008 at exactly 11:00am.
This came as a result of an idea mooted by Mr. James Essilfie, the current Chief Executive Officer in his office at Tarkwa which Mr. Armah thought was a fantastic idea. Little did they know what they had started.
Mr. Armah responded in the local language Nzema by responding that, ‘James ye de ye deye’, which means ‘James let’s form our own club’, with the primary interest of serving the people of Tarkwa, surrounding towns and villages.
The idea was finally approved by Mr. Albert Commey Aryeetey and Mr. Mohammed Alhassan who advised that the club should start by participating in the local third division league, kicking off a dream of making it one of the big clubs in the top-flight of Ghana football.
The name Medeama was chosen after a thorough deliberations with Mr Armah, his friends and colleagues who thought that the name of the club should reflect the local area it would serve.
As such the Nzema word Medeama, which means my brother/friend, was chosen to give birth of a dream of making friends through football.
Medeama Football Club took the Western Region of Ghana by storm since its formation and within two years of its debut on the football scene it qualified from the Third Division league and Second Division Leagues in the Western Region to the National Division One League.
In the 2009/2010 league season Medeama FC managed to qualify for the Middle League playoffs but controversial refereeing decision robbed the team of a place in the Ghana Premier League.
KESSBEN FC TAKEOVER
Following the decision by Mr. Kwabena Kesse to relinquish his 100% stake in the Ghana Premier League side Kessben FC, Mr. Armah entered the race to complete the takeover of the club.
On 29th July, 2010 a deal was reached for Mr. Armah to gain full control of Kessben FC.
The only glitch was that the club was named after the previous owner which made it impossible to resonate with the masses as it was seen as belonging to just Mr. Kwabena Kesse and not a community.
In line of his plans of making the club a community-based outfit, Mr. Armah applied to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to have the named changed but the laws of the local federation meant that the change could not be effected until six months later.
The GFA finally approved the name change in January 2011 and Medeama Sporting Club was born.
Medeama-Never Give Up!