Ghana’s Sports Ministry tackles GFA over Puma deal

January 23, 2018

Isaac Asiamah Sports Ministry

Youth & Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah

Ghana’s Ministry of Youth and Sports has written to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) seeking details of the Puma sponsorship deal.

The famous German sports kit manufacturer has been the sponsor of the Black Stars, Ghana’s senior national men’s football team, since 2005.

Reports have suggested the FA accrued $1.1 million annually from the deal but the nation’s football governing body has denied the claim.

It would be recalled the Dzamefe Commission of Inquiry into Ghana’s 2014 World Cup fiasco directed the Ghana FA to make public details of any sponsorship deal meant for national teams but that directive is yet to be heeded.

However, spokesperson of the sports ministry, Elvis Adjei Baah, says the GFA is yet to furnish his outfit with the details of the contract.

“We wrote to the GFA for the contractual detail with Puma. As far as we are concerned, they are yet to respond.

“The Ministry has initiated an action on all corporate organizations, individuals leveraging on the national teams as far as sponsorship is concerned, to seek clarification,” Adjei Baah told Starr Sports.



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