Ghanasportspage.com brings to you the last five headline sponsors of the Ghana Premier League since the 2004/05 season.
Zylofon Cash was the last company to sponsor the Ghana Premier League after signing a five-year deal with the GFA worth $ 10 million. The deal was shortly canceled in a few months.
Since then sponsors showed disinterest in partnering with Ghana’s football considering the popularity of the game before BetPawa agreed to sign a year-deal to sponsor the league days ago.
Check Below The Last Five Headline Sponsors Of The Ghana Premier League
GHANA TELECOM 2004 – 2005 (1.8billion cedis)
The Ghana Football Association and Ghana Telecom signed a 1.8billion cedi (old currency) sponsorship package for the Premier League.
The sponsorship package recorded a 50 percent increment on the 1.2 billion cedis that Kinapharma Company Limited gave out for the 2003 Premier League.
Ghana Telecom as part of their commitment to the sponsorship paid an initial 500 million cedis before paying the rest.
ONE TOUCH – 2005 – 2007 (350,000 GH cedis)
One Touch Ghana, in the 2005/2006 season won the rights to become the title sponsor of the sixteen-club league with a financial package of 350,000 GH cedis (Old Currency)
They shot up their package for the elite competition representing a huge increment for the upcoming season.
The Ghana Football Association confirmed the signing of a total package of 1.7million GH cedis as the agreed fee with the national cellular network operators.
GLO $1.2m 2008 – 2013 (Five Years)
The Ghana Football Association announced a new five-year sponsorship deal with a new telecommunication company, Glo Mobile Ghana thirteen years ago as title sponsor for the premier league.
Ghana’s elite competition had no title sponsor following the Premier League Board’s decision to abrogate the existing sponsorship deal with another mobile phone service provider, OneTouch.
However, a $3 million deal was signed for the first year of the deal with an upward increment expected for the then remaining four years of the agreement.
Glo Mobile Ghana, a subsidiary of Globacom International commenced its five-year partnership with Ghana football at the beginning of the 2008/09 campaign. The deal run until the end of the 2013/14 season.
First Capital Plus Bank US$10 million 2013 – 2018 (But halted in 2015).
First Capital Plus Bank made its first break into the Ghana Premier League during the second round of the 2013/2014 season. The full sponsorship partnership that commenced at the start of the 2014/2015 season saw the bank associate its brand with the Ghana Premier League.
The indigenous Ghanaian bank signed a five-year contract with the Ghana Football Association worth US$10 million which commenced at the start of the 2014/2015 football season.
The company opted to halt all services related to the league after they decided to undergo restructuring.
The banking company, however, cited poor organization, continuous change of date, poor attendance, and low branding.
ZYLOFON CASH 2018 -?
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) May 2018 signed a five-year sponsorship deal with Zylofon Cash, to become the headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League (GPL).
They signed a five-year deal worth $10 million, but again, that deal didn’t see the light.
In 2019, It was reported that the documents covering the details of a sponsorship agreement between the Ghana Football Association and Zylofon Cash worth $10 million vanished from the office of the GFA and the deal was terminated.