Chinese TV Broadcasting giants StarTimes are close to winning the bid to be official TV partners of the ongoing Ghana Premier League (GPL) for the 2019/2020 season.
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) invited bids from Television networks across the globe to apply for the right to be official TV partners of the GPL, and this drew interest from TV giants Supersport, StarTimes, GTV, ESPN etc who all submitted applications in a bid to cover the GPL.
The GFA has over the weeks engaged the applicants in negotiations, taking all factors into consideration to land a TV partner for the league.
FOX 97.9 FM gathers that StarTimes have taken giant lead to winning the bid ahead of their competitors, with announcement expected from the GFA in the coming days.
Our findings reveal however, that South African TV Broadcasting giants Supersport withdrew from the race after certain terms and conditions they sought were not bought into by the FA.
StarTimes TV were the official TV partners of the GFA under the then FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi’s administration but withdrew from the contract during the Normalization period of Ghana football, and are now in the lead to reclaim their position.
Ghana FA boss Kurt Okraku has already confirmed that the already ongoing GPL will be on TV by next week Sunday when week three fixtures will be played.
The announcement of StarTimes as the official TV partners of the GPL in
the coming days will like confirm that the league matches will hit the
screens by Sunday.