Ghana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet
unibank logo

Subscribe to our RSS FeedGhana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet

Ghana FA signs groundbreaking sponsorship deal with GNPC

Posted On Friday, 4th January 2013

Ghana FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi taking delivery of the sponsorship package from the GNPC boss Nana Boakye Asafu-Adjaye

By Ameenu Shardow

The Ghana FA have signed an unprecedented $15m sponsorship deal with the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC).

The lucrative sponsorship deal will see the nation’s petroleum exploration body become the headline sponsor of the Black Stars for the next five years.

The deal which was signed on Friday – the day the Black Stars travel to Abu Dhabi to begin preparations towards the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations will see GNPC pay a staggering annual amount of $3m to the Ghana FA.

Chief Executive of GNPC Nana Boakye Asafu-Adjaye explains the rationale behind the bumper sponsorship deal.

“The business case for supporting the Black Stars brand was not a difficult one,” he said at a brief signing-on ceremony in Tema.

“The Black Stars is a very potent vehicle for projecting GNPC’s brand as a dependable partner in oil and gas exploration globally.

“The Black Stars are a perfect fit for GNPC. We both aspire to compete successfully on the global stage in a manner that impacts Ghanaians positively and profoundly.

“We want our youth to draw inspiration from the fact that today, the Black Star are managed fully by a Ghanaian team, led by a Ghanaian coach – himself a former Black Stars player and sponsored by a Ghanaian national co-operation.

“We expect that with this headline sponsorship, the Black Stars will go and win the Cup at this Africa Cup of Nations, go beyound the semi finals at the 2014 World Cup and again win the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.”

Corporate sponsorship has been largely credited for the heightened performance of the Black Stars in recent years.

Not until the coming of Goldfields Ghana Limited in 2005 that the Black Stars qualified for its first senior World Cup finals in Germany a year after.

The immense financial support again saw Ghana make a second successive World Cup appearance four years later in South Africa.

The mining firm however decided not to extend its relationship with the Ghana FA when the contract expired last year.

Their exit opened the opportunity for the GNPC to take over as the headline sponsor of the Black Stars – one which they took firmly by offering the biggest quantum of sponsorship to the Ghana FA.

Picture credit: Emmanuel Offei

Related Images

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Hope Kwesi Nyantakyi uses the money well. Too much corruption scandals at the GFA.





Click Here For All Latest football news.

Live Radio

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif 

Live TV

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif

RELATED NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

Marseille make offer to sign Ghana defender Harrison Afful from Esperance thumbnail

Marseille make offer to sign Ghana defender Harrison Afful from Esperance

Africanfootball.com understands that Esperance de Tunis have received an offer from French Ligue 1 side Marseille to sign their Ghanaian player Harrison Afful.
2014 World Cup:Ex-Ghana star Joe Addo warns Kwesi Appiah not to send 'unfit' John Mensah to Brazil  thumbnail

2014 World Cup:Ex-Ghana star Joe Addo warns Kwesi Appiah not to send 'unfit' John Mensah to Brazil

Ex-Ghana international Joe Addo has warned Kwesi Appiah not to risk sending ‘unfit’ John Mensah to the 2014 World Cup since it will be counter-productive.
Kotoko coach Dramani confident home ban won't affect League title defense  thumbnail

Kotoko coach Dramani confident home ban won't affect League title defense

Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani insists his side’s three-home match ban won’t affect their title chances this season.
Former Kotoko midfielder Frank Boateng bemoans poor salary structure in Ghana League thumbnail

Former Kotoko midfielder Frank Boateng bemoans poor salary structure in Ghana League

Lebanon-based Ghanaian midfielder Frank Boateng believes having a salary cap for players in the Ghana Premier League can make it very attractive.
Community football: Royal Bank sponsors Easter soccer fiesta in Tema thumbnail

Community football: Royal Bank sponsors Easter soccer fiesta in Tema

The first edition of ‘The Royal Bank Annual Inter Communities and Sites Football Fiesta’ will come off this weekend as part of events to mark this year’s Easter Festivities in Tema.
Goalie George Owu motivates his Hasaacas players to beat former side Kotoko thumbnail

Goalie George Owu motivates his Hasaacas players to beat former side Kotoko

Hasaacas goalkeeper Goerge Owu has told his teammates to be on top of their game to beat former side Asante Kotoko on Wednesday afternoon in the First Capital Plus Premier League.
Loading...