The Northern Regional Minister, Hon. Salifu Sa-eed has made a donation of GHC50,000 in support of the Real Tamale United (RTU) football club.

RTU has been in relegation over the years due to technical and financial constraints.

The Northern Regional Minister, presenting the money to the team’s management said, the donation was in line with his desire for the team to regain its Premiership status.

Wa All Stars have been crowned champions of the 2018 Gala competition after beating newly promoted Premier League side Eleven Wonders 4-2 on penalties on Sunday.
The game played at the Ndoum Sports Complex ended goalless after regulation time.

The Wa giants got to the finals of the competition after beating clubs likes Medeama and Bechem United, while the Techiman based side eliminated clubs such as Dreams FC and New Edubiase to make it to the finals.

Former Northern Regional Minister and current Minister of Inner City and Zongo Development Boniface Abubakar Saddique says Real Tamale United's inability to qualify for the Ghana Premier League is down to ineffective leadership.

RTU were once a powerhouse in Ghana football and produced players like Abedi Pele.

The club was relegated to the second tier of Ghana Football in the 2013/14 season.

Visiting Accra Hearts of Oak on Sunday managed a draw with Real Tamale United (RTU) at the Kaladan Park in Tamale after both teams played a high standard game to the admiration of their supporters. The game was some how an exhibition of physical strength, characterized by body and head injuries from both sides, which halted the proceedings severally during the second half as some of the players had to play with their heads bandaged.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, Former Governor of the Bank of Ghana has acquired 50% shares of Tamale-based Guan United Football Club making him an automatic President of the Club which has been renamed Tamale City FC

A new board has also been constituted to manage the affairs of the club with the Alhaji Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium adopted as its home grounds and Northern Senior High School (NOBISCO) school park as its training field.

Notable among faces in the new management include; Mr. Ibrahim Mahama, younger brother of former President Mahama, Mr. Jones Abu Alhassan and Abdul Fatawu board secretary to Real Tamale United (RTU) sporting club.

Others are, former Ghana Football Association president Alhaji Lepowura Mohammed Nurideen Dawuda Jawula, relatively unknown Mr. Abdul Somed Iddrisu and Mr. Michael Darku an investment banker amongst others.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku revealed his priority is to grow a team that will be the best in the country disclosing that the first task is to qualify the team from the lower division to a premier division club and then subsequently win the league, a feast intended to attain within a season.

He further stated Tamale city FC is a project for development that seeks to bridge the gap that exists between the North and the South.

Dr. Nashiru Issahaku, however, revealed the emergence of Tamale city FC is not intended to rival Real Tamale United (RTU) but rather to create a level ground for fair competition.

 
source: ghanaweb.com

“FOOTBALL IS not for the youth only, but for all those who have the passion for it.”

These were the words of 86-year-old Hajia Ayi Kalangu at the Tamale Sports Stadium on Wednesday when DAILY GUIDE caught up with her at the VIP lounge during the outstanding Onetouch Premiership match between RTU and Asante Kotoko.

According to the aged woman, she had been a true fan of RTU since its inception and always watched their home matches.

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