Sponsorship scam hits Ghana League

Published on: 02 September 2010

By Geraldine Duodu

There is confusion in Ghana over the existence of an agency which profited from the Glo sponsorship for the Premier League.

Mid Sea Company Limited is said to have pocketed at least US$ 1 million dollars; representing 15% of the sponsorship deal signed two seasons ago.

The company was registered in August 1997 as Midsea Company Limited and later changed to Midsea Estates Limited in 2005, commenced work on 2 September of the same year.

It was engaged in the production and supply of cement blocks, sand, stones and other building materials, import and export of general goods and distribution of building materials and later expanded to general construction.

This has caused huge controversy in the country's top flight league after clubs complained of unpaid monies for the remainder of last season's share.

It is alleged that an unscrupulous person within the Ghana Football Association acted as an agent to rip off the clubs.

The media and communications of Glo Mobile Ghana, Lasisi Tayo, is quoted by the Graphic Sports as saying: "Glo does not allow third parties when dealing in corporate transactions."

Abraham Boakye, popularly known as One Man Supporter, a Globacom Ambassador for Ghana has reiterated that by saying, "I'm challenging the involvement of any agent or agency in brokering the Glo deal since Glo does not deal with third parties."

The Ghana Football Association is expected to clarify issues before the season kick-starts this weekend.

Comments

  • jerro,GREECE
    says: 8 years ago
    Here we go again. During the world cup, huge amounts of bonuses were paid to visibly rich and over pampered players. This players did not even contribute anything to the same leagues that gave them the glory the seem to be basking in. I am highly offended by the inability of the GFA to take from some of the monies accrued from the world to give to the clubs as subsidies. Now our league has been relegated by CAF and the trouble continues unabated.We cannot even sponsor our leagues in the absence of a sponsor. Who says Nyantakyi and his cohorts are working? if it involved the Blackstars where money will be available for "chop chop", he would have been everywhere with his big English and cheap borrowed accent.
  • sabacious
    says: 8 years ago
    thank GOD that the concern some of us have been rising long ago is coming out.there is corruption galore at the GFA when it comes to players invitation to the national teams,contracts and sponsorship for the national teams,expenses for the national teams and kick back from coaches and players winning and per diem.when we talk,wankers who hate the truth and tried to cover the bad dealings of their bosses attack us.now its clear that nyantakyi,randy abbey,fred pappoe and co are all greedy mafias who dont have ghana at heart but only servicing just for their own benefit.i find it strange to hear nyantakyi doing the work for mid sea on radio instead of mid sea coming out to defend it self.what role did mid sea played ín the glo deal to benefit agency fee?it will be a big minus on the part of mills adminstration if HE refuse to probe nyantakyi led GFA.randy abbey is disgrace to ghana football,as a pro of the gfa.he was sayi ng he doesn't even remember the name of the agency and members of mid sea.i get mad when those in the affairs of ghana think they can take ghanaians for ride and make them selves rich on the expense of poor ghanaian ppls.faya burn ya all! idiots!
  • Maxwell Johnson
    says: 8 years ago
    @Saba,u dammm right dude.I heard the same story this morning on the vodafone Sports Cafe Show,this so called football authorities are taking Ghanaians for a ride.Cant wait for the next GFA elections to kick the assess of these Motherfuckers out of office.
  • THE----POSSE
    says: 8 years ago
    YES WE NEED TO VOTE THEM OUT ON THE NEXT ELECTION AND GET RID OF THE COACH AND THE SERBIA MAFIA TO SAVE THE STATE FROM FINACIAL LOST.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH FROM THIS BLACK COLOUR CRIMINALS.
  • kpokeke
    says: 8 years ago
    THE BIG QUESTION IS IF GLO DOES NOT DEAL WITH THIRD PARTY, WHO FRONT FOR THE FA AND BENEFITED FROM THIS HUGE MONEY? EI! NO WONDER THAT IS WHY RANDY IS SO SNOBBISH. DO U REMEMBER HIS ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE PREZ?