21 January 2013

Ghana: Globacom Supports Black Stars, Premier League With Two Million

Glo Mobile Ghana (GMG) has presented a cheque of US$2,106,250.00 to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in support of the Black Stars and Premier League.

Head of Business of GMG, Mr. John Vasikaran, said this sponsorship would substantially contribute to the success of the Stars during their campaign in South Africa, and "uplift their game of football in this soccer-loving country."

According to him, this brings to a total of 4,481,750.00 paid by Globacom in recent times to the GFA on behalf of the Black Stars and the Premier League. "Late last year, we had also paid the sum of US$2,375,500.00," he expatiated.

He said since 2008, three years before Globacom started commercial operations in Ghana, they had been sponsoring the Glo Premier League (GPL) and the Black Stars in fulfillment of their commitments as a proud corporate citizen.

Globacom has closely followed the progress of the national team since 2008, and "we will always take pride in the fact that we were by the Stars in 2010 when they almost conquered the world in South Africa," he stated.

Furthermore, he said they had taken note of the goal-hungry posture of the team through the tactical mix of old, young, local and international players. This, he indicated, was the reason for the high morale in the Black Stars camp.

"All that is left is for the players and their technical handlers, is to maintain focus and deal with each encounter as though that would be the very final game."

He expressed belief that the Stars were on the threshold of making history in African football by winning the 19th edition of the African Nations Cup tournament. In view of this, "the Black Stars need the prayers, emotional and financial support of every Ghanaian to make this national dream come true."

Also, he expressed appreciation to the GFA, the Premier League Board (PLB) and the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) for their fullest cooperation and support in their partnership with GMG.

"Such display of goodwill strengthens Globacom's resolve to continue to contribute its quota to the development of football in this great country," he observed.

He ended by thanking all Ghanaians for the overwhelming love and support shown to the Glo brand, which has enabled the company to record a growth of more than a two million subscriber base, since it launched commercial operations some eight months ago.

The Vice President of the GFA, Mr. Fred Crentsil, thanked the management of GMG for the support, saying, "What we have received today will go a long way to ginger the Black Stars."

According to him, whatever the Black Stars would do in South Africa would bring victory to the country, because they were gearing up for victory.

He assured the management of Globacom that the GFA and other football bodies in the country that they would do whatever they could to ensure that the company was noticed in the country and across the world for their support.

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