The Ghana Football Association has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with Ghana’s branch of the French sports goods retailers, Decathlon to provide footballs and sports products for the women’s premier league and Division one league for the next four years starting from the 2020/21 women’s league season.
As part of the four-year partnership, Decathlon Ghana will provide One Thousand (1000) Kipsta Balls valued at One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (Ghc150,000.00) per year for four years.
GFA President Kurt Okraku revealed that the balls and sports products will specifically be allocated to the Women’s Premier League and Division one league.
“This partnership will ensure that the Women’s games are well equipped to enable them to excel in their discipline. Therefore, over the 4-year contract period Decathlon Ghana will support the development of Women’s football in Ghana to the tune of GHc600,000.00”- he mentioned.
“The GFA will also have the honour of receiving other complementary Sports products valued at GHc100,000.00 per year, totalling GHc400,000.00 for the four(4) year period under this agreement. All to be used by Clubs in the Women Premier League and Division One League.” he continued.
Country Manager of Decathlon Ghana, Kwasi Tabury stated that it’s an honour to support the development of Ghana Football and reiterated the Sports Wear Company’s commitment to the agreement.
French Ambassador to Ghana, Anne Sophie AVÉ who was the special guest of honour expressed delight at the partnership between the GFA and the French Sportswear Giants.
Decathlon is a French sports goods retailer with over 2,000 stores in 57 countries including Ghana.
Ayishatu Zakaria Ali