The chances of the Ghana’s senior national team, the Black Stars to win the Africa Cup of Nations after 31 years of trophy drought has been boosted by a $3 million cheque donation made by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), the main state institution that oversees the exploration of oil in the West African country.
Making the presentation in Accra on Saturday, the Chief Executive Officer of the GNPC, Nana Boakye Asafo Adjei said the corporation decided to be the headline sponsors for the Stars for the Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa because they are capable of marketing the GNPC brand in the world.
“The Black Stars team is a potential vehicle that can promote GNPC brand in the world and that is the reason why we chose to be Stars’ headline sponsors”, he said when he presented the cheque to GFA President Kwesi Nyantayi in Accra.
In receiving the cheque, the GFA boss expressed gratitude to the GNPC for providing such an amount to support the Stars in their bid to win the covetous trophy for Ghana for the fifth time.
Goldfields Ghana Limited, a mining company was the official headline sponsors for the national team from 2006 to 2011 until the agreement was exhausted. That sponsorship helped to bring the Stars to the limelight which many Ghanaian soccer fans applauded.
Source African Press Agency
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