GFA signs GH¢3m FA Cup deal with MTN

The Ghana Football Association today signed a GH¢3 million package with telecommunication company, MTN to become the headline sponsor for the FA Cup.

FA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi who initialed on behalf of the Ghana Football Association welcomed the competition back on the football calendar and tasked participating clubs to exhibit fair-play.

The competition would receive an annual package of GH¢1 million of which GH¢900,000 would be in cash with products of the sponsor taking up the remaining sum.

“We are happy for the rebirth of the FA Cup which would be called the MTN FA Cup.

“It has always been an important feature on our calendar and we are happy to have secured this sponsorship which would see the competition bounce back since 2001 when it was last held.

“Clubs taking part in the competition need to put up a good competition and exhibit fair-play,” the FA President said.

112 clubs would be involved in the first edition set to start in December 2010 since 2001 when the tournament was last held.

The sponsorship for three football seasons would see 96 clubs made of 48 each from the Division One and Division Two leagues commence the competition in the preliminary round.

Premiership sides who would be all seeded would join in at the round of 32 stage.

The FA Cup by its tradition always involves clubs from all tiers of the Ghana league system playing against each other for the ultimate trophy.

The knockout competition would record a total of 111 games from the preliminary stages to the final match.

Asante Kotoko won the last competition in 2001 after beating city-rivals King Faisal in the competition which started in 1958.

Source: Ghanafa

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