Accra, Nov 8 IANS | 2 years ago

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) Thursday announced a new sponsorship agreement with uniBank, a wholly Ghanaian-owned private bank, to sponsor the senior national soccer team, the Black Stars.

The deal is worth USD 1.5 million for a three-year period.

The new agreement will give uniBank the exclusive right as official bank of the senior national men's team, branding their products with the Black Stars to their customers and the team's followers. It will also offer special packages to members of the team, Xinhua reported.

Felix Nyarko-Pong, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of uniBank, said his outfit was partnering the Black Stars to showcase to the world that Ghanaian businesses could successfully support the team to climb higher and higher.

"After very fruitful discussions, uniBank is offering to be a Gold sponsor of the GFA and the Black Stars. We believe in the best and have gone to the best, the Gold sponsorship.

"This is to support the activities of the GFA and the Black Stars to be the best as we add our token to the many others," he said.

The deal comes barely two weeks for the Black Stars to face the Egypt in the second leg play-off in Cairo Nov 19 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The aggregate winner of the play-offs qualifies for next year's World Cup.

(Posted on 08-11-2013)