Sponsorships are key to major football leagues globally as it helps cushion clubs financially. The Ghana Premier League has however struggled for the past five season to secure a headline sponsors for the domestic leagues.
The last time the GPL had a headline sponsors was in 2014 but the league has since gone dry, relying on broadcast rights to sort of help the clubs survive.
Former First Capital Plus Bank, now Capital Bank in January 2014, signed a five-year $10m sponsorship deal with GFA but the financial institution pulled out midway from the agreement in 2016, citing inconsistencies on the part of the FA.
Currently, Broadcast right holders, StarTimes are the firm supporting the GPL after agreeing a deal with the GFA in 2017.
AshantiGold coach, Thomas Duah has urged the GFA to strive to secure sponsorship for the league.
“All need to do is to pray that sponsorship comes into the league.
“Because if I look at how broadcasting [of the league] of the league has gone global, if we get sponsors, the Ghana league will be attractive.
“Because if sponsorship comes in, it will help football management.” Thomas Duah said.
The Ghana Premier League has previously been sponsored by Nigeria Telecom giants, Globacom who announced a 5-year deal in 2002.
MTN FA CUP
AshantiGold have qualified for the semi finals of the 2020/21 MTN FA Cup after eliminating Second Division club, Kintampo Top Talents in round 16.
The Miners put 4 goals past Top Talents with the lower tier club replying twice.
AshantiGold will now play fellow premier league club, Berekum Chelsea who kicked out Asante Kotoko after a 5-4 penalty shootouts at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.