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Kurt Okraku, GFA President receiving a copy of the partnership agreement from Kwame Osei Prempeh, Group CEO and MD OF GOIL. Looking in are Mark Addo, GFA Vice President (far left) and Reginald Daniel Laryea, GOIL Board Chairman
Kurt Okraku, GFA President receiving a copy of the partnership agreement from Kwame Osei Prempeh, Group CEO and MD OF GOIL. Looking in are Mark Addo, GFA Vice President (far left) and Reginald Daniel Laryea, GOIL Board Chairman

GOIL named official fuel partner of the GFA

State-owned oil and gas marketing company, Ghana Oil Company (GOIL) has been unveiled as the official fuel partner of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

The deal which was announced yesterday in Accra is worth an estimated GHS2.6million ($200,000) and runs for the next two years It entitles the GFA to an estimated GHS1.34million of fuel for each year of the agreement.

In addition, the Ghana football governing body has also committed to purchasing an additional GHS1.34million of fuel during the period of the contract.

GOIL on its part will receive pitch panel advertising at national team home games, publication of its logos at GFA events and branding at the GFA's offices, marketing opportunities at GFA events and brand advertising across the GFA's internet-based communication channels.

Ceremony

In an address at an event to announce the deal, the Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of GOIL, Kwame Osei Prempeh said the essence of the partnership was to contribute to the development of football which was the passion of all Ghanaians.

He added that GOIL was thrilled to be associated with the GFA and would continue to give back to society by contributing its quota to the development of sports.

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"I am hopeful our partnership with GFA will bear positive fruits as the Black stars embark on its fourth journey to participate in the 2022 Qatar World Cup. We wish our team the best of all Ghanaian luck. Indeed, we are very hopeful of Ghana returning home with the world cup for the very first time," Mr Prempeh said.

The President of the GFA, Kurt Okraku in his acceptance speech mentioned that the fuel would be used to support clubs in the three major tiers of Ghanaian football; the Division One League, the National Women's League and the Ghana Premier League.

Specifically, he mentioned that the fuel would be used to power generators at match venues for football games played at night and supporting the travel arrangements of clubs around the country.

He was hopeful that the financial relief that the clubs would get from the support would be put towards improving the wages of footballers.

He assured that an announcement would soon be made about the specific beneficiaries of the fuel support from GOIL after engagements with the relevant stakeholders.

Present at the ceremony was the Board Chairman of GOIL, Reginald Daniel Laryea and other board members including; Mr John Boadu, Ms Angela Forson and Mr Thomas Laryea as well as GFA Executive Committee members; Samuel Anim Addo, Nana Sarfo Oduro and GFA Vice President Mark Addo.

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