|Action Rangers FC is a new football club with a vision to become an academy one day to help the many talented youth in the community and country.
The club is formed by taking the boys off the streets and giving the talented ones the life in football. The Action Rangers play in the second division in the Volta region of Ghana, in West Africa.
The club is registered/affiliated with the Ghana Football Association through the Volta Region Football Association.
Meet The Team
ATSU KWAKU, QUARSHIE GERSHON SARPONG, AMEGATSE KENNEDY, AGBENYENU KWABLA VICTUS, AGBEKPORNU GAMELI, MIKESOKPOR BOKA RISKY, KPOTOR PROSPER, YEVUGAH GODFRED, LODONU AGGREY, AZALU JAMES, MENSAH MAKAFUI, GBADOKU WONDER, AGBEZUDOR LOUIS, HIATEPE CHRISTIAN, SABA KUDJO, TONZA DESMOND, AKAKPO GIDEON, AMUZU HOPE MASSINGER, DOGBEGAH BRIGHT, ABOTSIVIA JERRY, KATSEKPOR GODWIN, AZUMAH RUBEN DOE, ATSU KWAKU, DEDZO OBEY, NDZIEKPOR BRIGHT, GELI K. GILBERT
The 5 Year Plan
The Action Rangers have set out a feasible five (5) year development plan which would see them firmly established in the Ghanaian Premiership by 2011/2012. The pace of development shown by clubs such as Liberty Professionals in Accra is a clear example of the progress which can be made when a professional approach is taken to club management. Another example is Heart-of-Lions F/C based in Kpando in the Volta Region.
Ghanaian Football In Profile: Growing influence and a chance to make the most.
In recent years several of the world’s greatest footballers have emerged from West Africa. Led by Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto, a growing band of players have begun to take over the Premiership, La Liga and Serie A.
When the African Cup of Nations kicked off in Ghana January 2008, Chelsea, Barcelona, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Inter Milan all felt the effects as several of their stars were taken away for one month. Despite the growing influence of these players, there is a worrying lack of regard for the source of the talent. When the bigger clubs do look to Africa it is usually because it is productive for them to do so – players with strong potential can be sourced more cheaply and profiles can be opened up to new markets.
Benefit is rarely transferred to the grassroots and very little investment is made in the infrastructure which will allow further talent to flourish. The Action Rangers hope to redress this balance by placing emphasis on grassroots African football. Through the site, the Action Rangers intend to establish the conditions in which they will be able to operate and progress, allowing players to make the most of their potential.
Ghanaian players have been at the forefront of Africa’s football invasion: Michael Essien, Stephen Appiah, Sulley Muntari, Asamoah Gyan and John Mensah amongst others command multi-million pound fees and in Dede Ayew of Marseille and Freddy Adu of Benfica, two of the world’s most exciting youngsters are Ghanaian born.
A Professional Approach
Of these clubs the Liberty Professionals, formed in only 2003, are perhaps the most progressive. The club is a perfect example of how in Ghanaian football results can be achieved quickly and effectively when a professional approach is taken to club management.
Liberty Professionals aim to run the club along the lines of clubs in Europe and Asia. Management structures are simple and transparent and their approach has been to build the club from its foundations – they have a strong youth system and now an academy is in place which will aim to unearth the next Essien or Muntari.
There is an emphasis on marketing the club which is missing from many other African sides, often due to a simple lack of resources, and the Action Rangers hope to take this idea forward. Another new club to learn from is Kpando Heart of Lions which also started recently and in the premier division.
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