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05.12.2007 Sports News

Glo Donates Car To Ghansu

By Daily Guide

GLOBACOM, a telecommunications giant, last Thursday donated a new Toyota Land Cruiser 4 Wheel Drive GX car to the Ghana National Supporters' Union (GHANSU) at a short ceremony at the Regent Hotel in Accra.

According to Mr. Yinka Olafimihan, Head of GLOBACOM Marketing, his outfit and GHANSU signed a sponsorship agreement which would be a reference point in the history of football in the country.

He noted that GLOBACOM Network was committed to providing a platform for Africans to find talents in sports, business, arts and other fields.

Mr. Olafimihan explained that it was through the last edition of the GLO-CAF Awards that the Network was awarded for its excellent achievement in African football and that they would continue to explore other opportunities.

“When we concluded a strategy research in Ghana football, we were amazed by the rich history and the tradition of excellence associated with the Black Stars; the team and individual players of the past and present,” he indicated.

He admitted that Ghana had been the powerhouse of African football, adding that Mr. Abraham Boakye, popularly known as One Man Supporter had been supporting the national teams for over 25 years.

GLOBACOM was the only company that had realised the importance of supporting those who support the Black Stars and that the company was committed to promoting noble services, he said.

Mr. Magnus Opare Asamoah, Deputy Minister for Road and Transport who handed over the car keys to Mr.Boakye, said the occasion marked another milestone in the partnership between GLOBACOM and GHANSU, aside the fact that three weeks ago the company presented a cheque for $80,000 to the Ghanaian representing the sponsorship deal for the first year of the five-year sponsorship contract with GHANSU.

He stated that he first heard about GLOBACOM during the GLO-CAF Awards night in March this year and that his outfit was impressed.
“We decided to give them license to operate in Ghana.

It is the first time that a corporate body is supporting the Supporters Union and also the Black Stars, which is a big achievement,” he said, adding that he preferred having Mr. Boakye called 'Great One Man'.

The event was attended by a number of dignitaries including Torgbui Amenya Fiti IV, Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area, Mr.Simms Mensah, Ex-Kotoko Chairman, Hon Magnus Opare Asamoah, Deputy Minister of Road and Transport and Mr. Abraham Boakye, Chairman of GHANSU.

By Pierre Toto