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Ghana FA clears the air on their agreement with MTN as FA Cup sponsors

The Ghana Football Association, following calls by a section of the Division One League clubs over the disclosure of the total FA Cup sponsorship package with MTN, has revealed the details of the deal.

The deal which was signed in 2010 has been renewed in 2013 and 2017 but calls by the aggrieved DOL clubs have forced the FA to make it public.

In a publication on the official website of the Ghana FA, the deal worth ?1.1m for a three-year period includes ?800k cash component and ?310k worth of recharge cards.

Below is the full statement from the Ghana FA:

The Ghana Football Association wishes to state that the Association has not signed a new agreement with Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana) for the sponsorship of its FA Cup competition.

It would be recalled that in 2017, the Association renewed its agreement with MTN Ghana for a further three (3) seasons at a total Sponsorship Fee of GHc1,100,000.00 per year (that is GHc800,000 cash and 310,000 MTN Recharge cards/products).

It would also be recalled that it was during the middle of the agreement that the consequences of the #12 expose’ truncated the football season. Thus, the agreement was held up until the resumption of the MTN FA Cup by the Association this season.

It must be noted that it is this same agreement between GFA and MTN Ghana with the same terms and conditions that the current GFA is utilizing this season due to the holdup caused by the #12 expose’.

The Association wishes to inform all its members and stakeholders to disregard all the fake news in circulation about the signing of a new contract by the GFA and MTN.

To conclude, the GFA wishes to reiterate that it has not signed a new contract with MTN Ghana and that the moment a new contract is signed with any sponsor, the Association shall communicate the details to its members in line with the its transparency policies.

Source: footballmadeinghana.com

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