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EXCLUSIVE: Berekum Chelsea pocketed US$ 15,000 for live telecast of home match against Ahly Benghazi

Published on: 07 March 2014
Berekum Chelsea during a Premier League at the Accra sports Stadium in Accra, Ghana© Christian Thompson/Backpagepix Accra

By Papa Sarpong

Berekum Chelsea earned US$ 15,000 for the live telecast of their CAF Champions League first qualifying round first leg tie against Al Ahly Benghazi at home last Sunday, can exclusively report.  

Their Libyan opponents who wanted their fans back home to watch the match paid the Berekum Chelsea the amount for the live broadcast.

The match was also televised live on Ghanaian private station Metro TV.

“We could have said No to them but I think we want fair play and so we decided to allow them the live coverage and we made some cash,” a Berekum Chelsea official told

“If we had allowed that cash to go, we would have lost financially.”

Berekum Chelsea will play the return leg in Tunis instead of Benghazi due to the post civil war violence in Libya’s second largest city.


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  • Assemblyman says:
    March 07, 2014 08:48 am
    good job Brekum Chelsea ..Small club but big brains.A lesson to Hearts and Kotoko.They always have the biggest fan base.Even get support from sponsorship,gate proceeds and television rights.And they always complain of cash..I think they should learn from smaller clubs like Brekum to generate cash for their operations..