Soccer News of Wednesday, 27 January 2016
Communication Director of the Ghana Football Association, Ibrahim Saani Daara has told Ghanaians putting pressure on the country’s football governing body it is not the responsibility of the association to provide sponsorship for club football.
The Ghana Premier League has been struggling to get hold onto a sponsor for the league for past decade with many blaming the FA.
The2013/2014 premier league season began without a headline sponsor after GLO scraped off their agreement with Ghana FA though the FA said GLO sponsorship came to a sour end because they were delaying with payment due the FA.
First Capital Plus Bank now Capital Bank came on board and signed a 5-years agreement with the FA worth ten million dollars but has suspended their sponsorship responsibilities with claims of restructuring.
The FA is persuading the financial institution to rescind their decision, but Saani Daara insists it is not the FA’s responsibility to get a headline sponsor for the inter-club competition.
“It is not a mandate that when you sign to play or when you qualify to play in the Ghana Premier league, the GFA must as a matter of fact look for sponsorship for you. It is important that the FA look for a headline sponsor for the league and other sponsors for the association,” he told Atinka FM.
“But that is not the basis for any team joining the league. You want to play in the competition and win trophies and even of it comes to the point that the there is no sponsor, the FA will work towards getting a new sponsor.”
The FA is still on the look out for a potential sponsor for the league before the new season commences on February 20.