Veteran football administrator Nana Fitzgerald has lambasted the Kurt Okraku-led Ghana Football Association (GFA) for their inability to secure a sponsorship deal for the country’s top-flight competition.
Since the exit of First Capital Plus as headline sponsors of the Ghana Premier League, the organizers of the top-flight have struggled to seal a sponsorship deal for the now 18-team league albeit a brief stint by Zylofon Cash in 2018 which never saw the light of the day.
Although the Ghanaian top-flight has been bereft of a headline sponsor for successive seasons, the organizers – GFA – have StarTimes as broadcast partners and NASCO as official man-of-the-match partners amid a host of other partnership deals.
The absence of a headline sponsor has seen most of the clubs reeling financially.
However, experienced football administrator Nana Fitzgerald is surprised the clubs have remain mute on such a matter.
“I am so much astonished that club owners and administrators have kept mute for this [Kurt Okraku-led] GFA for taking them for granted,” he told Sunyani-based Space FM.
He continued: “We have played 23 games in the GPL this season, still the GFA can’t boast of one headline sponsor for the Premier League,”
He took a swipe at the current president of the Ghana Football Association for failing to redeem his promise of creating wealth for the football community.
“Kurt Okraku made a lot of sponsorship promises in his manifesto during the GFA Presidential Campaign,but we are yet to see or testify to that promise,”
“GFA and the FA president are taking the clubs for granted. We need to tell this GFA in face that, they have failed totally,”
“I am not much surprised at the clubs for their quietness on none Sponsor League, because most of them have been given positions at the GFA by heading various committees in the national teams,” he ended.