The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has described as false and inaccurate media reports suggesting that the Black Stars headline sponsors, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has not met its contractual obligations regarding the emoluments of coach Avram Grant.
A statement from the FA stated that the company has not reneged on its responsibility to the coach who has a contract with Ghana until February 2017.
“We wish to put on record that the report is inaccurate as GNPC has been steadfastly resolute and committed to its contractual obligations to the Black Stars,” it said.
The statement also denied rumours that the Ministry of Youth and Sports was behind attempts to influence the abrogation of the deal.
“We also wish to state that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has not sought to influence the implementation of the sponsorship agreement between GNPC and GFA.”
The GFA assure Ghanaians that coach Avram Grant is in full charge of the Black Stars and has not expressed any desire of leaving his post.
“GNPC is a highly valued partner of the Black Stars and has not reneged on its contractual obligations to the team since it assumed the role of the headline sponsor of the Senior National Team.”
The GFA, the statement said, will continue to count on the support of GNPC in future for the Black Stars and other activities connected to sports in the country.