First Capital Plus Bank cannot blame the FA – GHALCA Boss

Sports News of Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Alhaji Ali RajiGHALCA chief Alhaji Raji

Chairman of the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Alhaji Raji has slammed runaway headline sponsors of the Ghana Premier League First Capital Plus Bank now Capital Bank for their failure to get the needed mileage.

The Bank in 2014 signed a five-year deal to become the headline sponsors of the domestic top-flight championship.

However, in just one year into the five year deal, the financial institution announced a suspension of their deal with the FA indefinitely because of internal restructuring.

Local media reports have however noted that the bank suspended the deal because of lack of mileage.

But the Chairman of GHALCA says that Capital Bank cannot blame the FA for not getting the needed mileage.

“After the G6 tournament, we (GHALCA) will meet the GFA and I believe this issue will be resolved,” he told Joy FM.

“As for visibility, clubs complained a lot that they did not see First Capital at the various stadiums because [that] is their responsibility.”

“Clubs will not carry billboards [to the stadium] for them, they must bring it themselves.

Visibility is their responsibility. We have given you the platform so it is for you now to maximize the usage of the platform.”