Soccer News of Fri, 15 Mar 20020
GFA in talks with Guinness over league sponsorship
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has commenced high-level discussions with Guinness Ghana Limited for the sponsorship of this year's premier league, Mr Ben Koufie Chairman of the GFA said in Accra on Thursday. He said apart from Guinness, the GFA is also holding similar talks with other companies to save the league from "collapsing."
Mr Koufie said this when the company presented a cheque for 165 million cedis to the GFA towards this weekend's gala, which is to usher in the 2002 league season. "If you open the door, it is only fair that you close it too", Mr Koufie told the media, inferring that since Guinness would usher in the soccer season it would be proper if they sponsor the league as well.
Ghana Brewery Limited, withdrew its 800 million-cedis sponsorship from the GFA due to dwindling profit. Be Koufie said Guinness has been the oldest sponsor of the GFA and said it would be appropriate if they took over the league.