Ghana Football Association inks partnership with Aqua Blue Natural Mineral Water
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has signed a one-year partnership deal with Akoa Beverages, producers of Aqua Blue Natural Mineral Water to become the official water partner of the association.
Under the terms of this agreement, which is subject to potential renewal, Akoa Beverages, a wholly Ghanaian-owned company, will oversee all of the GFA's water requirements.
This encompasses supplying hydration for the association's staff at its headquarters in Accra, the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram, and the 13 national football teams, including the illustrious Black Stars.
Additionally, the company is set to contribute an undisclosed cash component to the GFA as part of the arrangement.
Speaking at the announcement of the partnership in Accra, Shadrack Akoenyenu, CEO of Akoa Beverages, emphasized that the collaboration exemplified their commitment to promoting unity in Ghana through the medium of football.
"We believe the partnership is not just about providing water but also about fostering a sense of togetherness and unity through the beautiful game of football," he remarked. "Our partnership with the Ghana Football Association is a testament and dedication to promoting unity in the spirit of sponsorship."
GFA President, Kurt Okraku, expressed his delight at Akoa Beverages' decision to extend their support to the association. He expressed hope that, after the initial 12 months, the company might consider extending the duration of the partnership.
Furthermore, Okraku revealed that the natural mineral water company had lent their support to the GFA during the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Central African Republic in Kumasi, as well as during the KGL U-17 tournament.
The signing ceremony was attended by GFA Executive Council member Eguene Nobel and General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo.
Akoa Beverages Limited, was also represented by Chief Finance Officer Derek Naawu, Founder, Akomea Kweku Ohemeng Agyei and Heston Tetteh - Brands manager.