By El-Amisty Nobo|| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo

The Ghana Football Association [GFA] has secured a five-year lucrative deal worth ten million dollars [$10m] with Zylofon Cash to become the headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League.

Confirming the deal to the press at the Movempick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Thursday, May 17, 2018, Nana Appiah Mensah explained the company’s pride in partnering the Ghana Football Association.

“Zylofon Media has proudly taken the decision to be the headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League for the next five years.”

President of the GFA, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi in expressing his gratitude to Zylofon Media mentioned that the two entities share common values:

“The Zylofon brand is renowned for innovation and commitment to service excellence and these are values shared by the Ghana Football Association.”

“In sponsoring our topflight league Zylofon is confirming its confidence in Ghana football as a strong, powerful marketing partner for companies which have the positive brand values of Zylofon Cash, football is a winner by any definition,” Mr. Nyantakyi said.

The FA President further reiterated that will not only help clubs, but also go a long way in easing the financial burden of the Premier League Board.

“By this direct show of confidence, the massive financial support of Zylofon Cash will help clubs in the league to improve the welfare of their players and also ease the financial burden they’re currently carrying.

Nana Appiah Mensah [in white] sharing pleasantries with Maxwell Konadu
Nana Appiah Mensah [in white] sharing pleasantries with Maxwell Konadu
“Some of the money will also go into improving the administration of the league like setting up the match commanding center, which has ensured the delivery of live feed from league venues and the ability of the GFA and the PLB to monitor games at first hand,” he noted.

“It is worthy of note that this sponsorship will also help the Division One League [DOL] because the PLB and the clubs have agreed to bear the officiating cost for all matches,” he added.

The breakdown of the Zylofon Premier League sponsorship deal is as follows:

Total Package [5yrs] – $10 million

Amount per season – $2 million

Take home for clubs per season – $71,000.00

Administrative coast and officiating fee – $11,000.00

Having acquired the headline right, the Ghana Premier League will henceforth be called – Zylofon Cash Premier League.

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