DOL To Get Big Deal

THE Ghana FA is on the verge of sealing a lucrative sponsorship package for the second tier league.

The Division One League has been without a headline sponsor for years now.

Clubs within this division have often complained of harsh economic implications associated with competing in the second tier league.

The 48 clubs in this division are now on the verge of getting some financial relief with the GFA’s announcement of securing a GHS 600,000 (over $186, 858) sponsorship package from the GM Bank.

“The Executive Committee have mandated a sub-committee to study a proposal for the sponsorship of the Division One League,” Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi revealed at a press conference on Friday.

“The sponsorship package is to the tune of GHS 600,000 from the GM Bank.”

The committee being put up the Ghana FA Ex.Co is expected to look into the fine details of the prospective sponsorship package before the deal is finally sealed.

The Division One League is the second tier league competition behind Ghana’s elite division.

It promotes three clubs to replace the demoted teams in the Ghana Premier League at the end of every football season.

Meanwhile, GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi says the nation is not in the ‘reckoning’ to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana is reported to be one of the alternatives for CAF to stand-in as hosts for next year’s event if Morocco fails to assume its original responsibility.

The North African state has asked CAF to postpone its hosting of the tournament next January due to the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

But the continental football governing body believes Morocco’s excuse is not strong enough to persuade it’s to postpone its tournament and are already looking at alternative options – of which Ghana has been reported as one.

But Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi who also serves on the CAF Executive Committee confirmed the nation is not in the running to stand in as hosts for the 2015 AFCON.

“Ghana has not put together a bid to host AFCON 2015 so Ghana is not in reckoning at all to host the competition,” Nyantakyi told a press conference on Friday.

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