15.09.2020 Football News

Covid-19 Outbreak Reason Behind Lack Of Sponsorships For Ghana Premier League - Jesse Agyapong

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Vice-Chairman of the Ghana Premier League Committee, Mr Jesse Agyapong
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Vice-Chairman of the Ghana Premier League Committee, Mr Jesse Agyapong

The Vice-Chairman of the Ghana Premier League Committee, Mr Jesse Agyapong, has attributed the Ghana Football Association's inability to secure sponsorship to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The 2019/2020 football season was annulled following the outbreak of the virus without major headline sponsors.

The committee was confident of securing sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League before the outbreak of the virus but the football season was halted to the pandemic.

“We had a break on a lot of things following the outbreak of COVID-19," he told Asempa FM.

“For at least for five, six corporate organizations’ we have spoken to so far, their willingness to engage was there but unfortunately for us, COVID reared its head.

“Now, the good thing is Kurt Okraku toured some corporate institutions last month and the marketing team are also making moves.”

“With the freeing up of the economy after the lockdown, I’m very sure that should the game resume the sponsors who were willing to come with us as at that time will still come back, “he added.

However, Mr Kurt Okraku, who is the President of the Ghana Football Association [GFA] has engaged some corporate bodies in his bid to secure sponsorship when football fully returns.

The Ghana Football Association plans to resume football activities in October in consultation with government over the country’s Covid-19 status.

As part of plans for the resumption, the league will be divided into a Northern and Southern zone with games being played in designated stadia across the country.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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