A Top member of the ruling New Patriotic Party is reportedly moving to launch a takeover bid for Ghana Premier League side Karela United.

The Nzemaland-based club is set to have a new owner following the death of its founder and president senator David Brigidi.

Although the identity of the mystery government official linked to the club remain undisclosed, a grapevine source has confirmed talks are far advanced.

''Top member of the ruling government of Ghana will take over Karela United but with certain reasons I can’t disclose his name to you now ,what I can tell you is that he from New Patriotic Party,'' an undisclosed source is quoted by Sportsnewsgh.

The board of directors will take a decision on who heads the club after the burial of senator Brigidi.

Mr Brigidi bought Karela FC in 2013 and has bankrolled the team as they earn promotion to the top flight last season.

By Daraja Mutari