Popular Ghanaian football fan, Abraham Boakye a.k.a One Man Supporter has claimed that companies which have invested monies into the Ghana Premier League as sponsorship have either collapsed or found themselves in dire straits.
According to him, handlers of Ghana football have over the years embezzled the sponsorship cash but failed to give the sponsors mileage for pumping monies into the league.
Abraham Boakye made the allegations while commenting on the recent troubles that have befallen the Ghana Football Association (GFA) following the investigative piece by ace investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas which uncovered deep rooted corruption and bribery in Ghana football.
The president of the FA Kwesi Nyantakyi is currently on a police inquiry bail after being captured on tape receiving $65,000 gift to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors. Over 80 referees and football officials were involved in the bribery scandal which has rocked the GFA leading to the resignation and banning of Mr. Nyantakyi.
An Accra High court on Tuesday granted the Attorney General’s (AG) application seeking a dissolution of the troubled Ghana Football Association. The injunction order according to the presiding judge Justice Samuel Asiedu, is to last for 10 days after which the AG must come to court to renew.
The 10-day Injunction on Ghana FA affects organization of football matches, selling of the association’s assets, appointment and election of officials and other official duties.
Abraham Boakye told host Akwasi Nsiah on Si Mi So on Kasapa FM that he’s not the least surprised about the scandal at the GFA because he’s always believed that a lot of shady deals are done by the FA members.
“Various companies in the past were happy sponsoring the Ghana Premier League but the GFA did not give them returns or mileage but the companies later were unwilling to sponsor the league. Any company that sponsored the league collapsed or found themselves in financial distress, where is First Capital Plus, even GLO that invested unprecedented funds into the league what did the GFA or Professional League Board (PLB) give back the GLO in return, the funds were misapplied.”