Board Member of Accra Hearts of Oak, Frank Nelson has revealed that the lack of sponsorship for the Premier League is killing the various clubs.
The headline sponsor of the league, First Capital Plus pulled out their sponsor deal and from there the FA have not been able to secure another sponsor deal for the league.
Various clubs have threatened to pull out of the league because it is not easy playing without a sponsor. The Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Football Association, Ibrahim Sannie Darra have consistently accused the Sports Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye for damaging the reputation of the FA and due to that they are finding it difficult to secure a sponsorship because the corporates institutions see the FA not to be transparent.
“The lack of sponsorship is affecting every club but at the end of the day we can’t do anything about it because the time First Capital Plus pulled out was a very bad timing.” Frank Nelson told Asempa Sports in an interview.
“The economy is also affecting corporates institutions to make sponsorship available but I strongly believe that we will get a sponsor to sponsor the league next season. It has affected most of the clubs.
“People think because Kotoko and Hearts of Oak are big clubs with huge supporters so they don’t feel the pains but it is not like that because we are all feeling the pains. The bigger you are, the bigger your problems.
“The smaller clubs also feel the pains so we will come together and deliberate on how we can get sponsorship for the league because it is not easy to play the league without sponsors.” Nelson added.