In a symbolic gesture steeped in tradition, Karela United embarked on a visit to the esteemed chiefs of Tamale. This visit not only signified their presence but also marked the start of a new chapter for the team.
Karela United, now under the ownership of former Minority Leader, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, found themselves relocating to the Northern regional capital. This move was necessitated by the inability of their original home venue, The Kowsby Memorial Park in Enyinasi, to meet the stringent requirements for hosting premier league games.
Under the astute guidance of their coach, former RTU gaffer, and Director of Sports at the University For Development Studies, Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko, the team commenced their preseason preparations in Tamale. They have now secured the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium as their new home grounds.
In accordance with tradition and courtesy, the management, technical team, and players of Karela United paid respectful visits to seven prominent chiefs in Tamale. Among the dignitaries graced by their presence were the Chogu Naa, Sagnarigu Naa, Lamashei Naa, Banvim Naa, Dakpema Naa, Gukpe Naa, Jong Naa (Nyohin Dana), and the custodian of Tamale land, Nyab Buglana.
The chiefs graciously welcomed Karela United to their land and pledged their unwavering support to the team. They also offered a piece of advice, encouraging the players to mirror the success of their owner, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, a prominent figure in the North. Winning matches, they believed, would undoubtedly attract the ardent support of the people of Tamale and its surrounding areas.
With newfound support and blessings from the Tamale chiefs, Karela United will journey to Kumasi with renewed spirits as they prepare to face Kotoko on Sunday. This follows their recent victory against Berekum Chelsea, marking a promising start to their season.