HISTORY - FC SAMARTEX
As a vibrant company engaged in Wood Processing located deep in the middle belt of the Western Region, Samartex Timber & Plywood Company came into being as a result of the divestiture of the African Timber & Plywood Company, Ghana, in May 1995.
With then a working population of over 3,000 workers, the Board of Directors and Management of Samartex Company in conjunction with the Workers Union decided to ignite the passion of the game to the workers and the community at large as a social responsibility obligation to entertain the entire community where the workers reside.
So in early 1995, management of Samartex company registered Samartex as a football club to participate in the then 3rd Division of the Western Region qualifying at once for the 2nd Division in July 1996.
The Management team of the club at that time included Messrs Azaleko as Chairman, Michael Abbaw, Sarfo Asiamah and Alex O. Eshun on the fringes as the Secretary. The junior staff union secretary, late Budu Kumi was the Coach who chalked this magnificent feat.
Some of the players who played in the team are Goalkeeper Michael Addo, Robert Kwakye, Kwame Sampson, Kwame Gyebi, Abdulai, Takyi Edwin Appiah and Kweku Appiah among others. It must be emphasized that all these players were full time employees of the company and only went for training only after they had closed from work.