30.10.2007 Sports News

GFA Welcomes Extension

By Daily Guide
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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has welcomed the decision by GoldFields Ghana Limited (GFG), the headline sponsors of the Black Stars to renew the existing sponsorship deal between the mining firm and the senior national soccer team.

“We welcome your decision to renew the sponsorship beyond the World Cup,” said Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the GFA.

He commended the mining company for its positive contribution towards the success story of the Black Stars at the last World Cup finals in Germany.

The two parties met yesterday at the mining firm's Accra office at Airport Residential. The occasion was also to welcome the new Managing Director of GFG, Johan Botha.

Johan Botha, who takes over the operations of the mining firm, expressed his happiness with the Black Stars/Goldfields partnership.

The former head of the company's Tarkwa mines explained that his outfit would extend the $4.5 million deal, which expires next year, to enable them continue their association with the Black Stars.

The GFA president expressed delight saying, “Gold Fields Ghana has played a key role in the Black Stars' qualification to the World Cup and we hope with the African Cup of Nations coming up, the company would be part of our success story when we lift the trophy.

“Gold Fields Ghana is a sterling example for other corporate organisations. Your association with the Black Stars has marketed your company worldwide.

“The Black Stars has distinctly differentiated your brand from that of AnglogoldAshanti Ghana and it is now a household name when mentioned in football,” the FA President added.

By Kenneth Yankah

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