The Ghana Football Association has struck a six-million-dollar sponsorship deal with betpawa betting company to sponsor the Ghana Premier League for the next three years.
The GFA and betpawa met with the clubs and their representatives to discuss how the money will be distributed to the clubs.
The meeting resulted in each of the 18 clubs receiving a sum of $25,000, with a portion of the funds going toward advertising and promotion by the GFA.
Mr Jonathan Abbey Pobi, an astute football administrator, was interviewed on Rainbow radio frontline sports in the morning and stated that the club owners went to the meeting to receive laptops and waakye, so they simply accepted the GFA proposal.
He claimed that the club owners were daft and lacked the intelligence to accept such a small sum of money.
He went on to say that the GFA must be transparent and accountable.
To him, the sponsorship money should have gone toward paying the players’ salaries and improving their welfare, rather than what the clubs accepted.
He stated that Ghanaian players deserve to be well compensated in order to perform well.
By: Andrews Kwabena Gyasi/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana