Ghana's World Cup preps get cash boost

Published on: 18 May 2010

Local mining firm Goldfields Limited has presented a cheque for US$ 560,000 to aid Ghana's preparations for next month's World Cup in South Africa.

Goldfields, headline sponsor of the national team, believes the continuous monetary support will help the team go the long distance in the tournament.

"For us from the branding point of view, the further Ghana goes, the better Goldfields gets known and I would like them to win of course. Just imagine what will happen when Ghana wins, maybe there will be a spin off for us and they will say Goldfields sponsored to make it possible," Goldfields' Corporate Affairs manager Sven Lunsche said.

Ghana will begin camping in Paris, France next week to fine tune for the tourney before playing Holland and Latvia early next month.

It is believed their sponsorship deal eight years ago played a key role in Ghana's first World Cup appearance in Germany.

Comments

  • basic
    says: 9 years ago
    WE NEED ABEYIE IN THE TEAM
  • phillbanger
    says: 9 years ago
    thank u basic.why do i have a strong feelings quincy might get drop from the squard.i honestly think the coach has something against quincy.for example look at the african nation he could hav called him but he chose not to do it.imajin during the tounament quincy gyan adiyiah in the front we could have had a good chance of winning the cup.cos to me i really dont think amoah is better than quincy,
  • Nevellie
    says: 9 years ago
    i also agree with you both, ghana must drop amoah. ,
  • slick
    says: 9 years ago
    i keep wanderin myself guys! why ghana keep using amoah over Agogo and Quincy. It just dont make no sense.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    QUINCY IS GONNA MAKE IT TO SOUTH AFRICA.
  • sam n.y
    says: 9 years ago
    thanks goldfields for ur support.i also think for now our best pair is asamoah gyan and prince tagoe.matthew amoah hasn't been consistent in goal scoring for Ghana but has been consistent playing for his club.quincy is also not a typical striker like amoah i think we should leave it to the coach to do his job.
  • JAH PROPHET
    says: 9 years ago
    ON BEHALF OF ALL JAH PEOPLE, I THANK OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS MONEY. FIFA ALSO HAS PAID $1M FOR PREPARATION. ACCOUNTABILITY IS WHAT WE NEED FROM GFA AND SPORT MINISTRY. AFTER THE WC, GFA MUST PUBLISH AUDITED ACCOUNTS IN NATIONAL NEWSPAPER FOR EVERY GHANAIAN TO SEE. I ADVISE KWESI NYANTAKYI - LED FA TO HAND IN THE BUTTON IN GOOD NAME. DO NOT LET THE PUBLIC TO DRAG YOUR NAME THRU' MUD B'COS YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB NO MATTER WHAT.
  • TRIBE FROM KING SOLOMON
    says: 9 years ago
    WE HOPE THE SPENT THE MONEY WISELY AND THEY DONT POCKET IT.BUT THIS CURRUPT GFA OFFICIAL CAN NEVER BE TRUSTED
  • Blow
    says: 9 years ago
    Slick,why don't you ask that question when Amoah was banging in goals during the qualificacation.
  • bennett K,
    says: 9 years ago
    I went through the list of International friendly matches arranged for most of the participating teams for South Africa 2010 on soccernet espn. I realised with surprise that the Blacks Stars have only two friendly matches lined up to play against the Nertherlands and Latvia in June whilst some countries including host South Africa and our neighbours Nigeria have played two or three friendlies already and are going to play some more before the start of the big match itself. Why only two matches for the Stars, GFA?
  • USA MAN
    says: 9 years ago
    AGYEMANG BADU IS GONNA BE DROPED DUE TO THE MAGNITUDE OF HIS INJURY AND BESIDES QUINCEY IS BETTER THAN HIM, HE LIKES RUNNING AROUND EVERY WHERE, QUINCEY IS ALL THE WAY IN , ALL I NEED MY MONEY BACK!!!!