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President Akufo-Addo gets MTN to Sponsor Black Stars ahead of World Cup

MTN will spend $2 million as a sponsorship package on the senior national team, the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup

The Ghana Football Association officially announced MTN Ghana as the Black Stars’ headline sponsor for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Thursday, November 3rd.

The CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh, revealed during a brief ceremony at the Ghana Football Association’s office that the $2 million sponsorship package was cooked by the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Mr. Adadevoh in his speech disclosed that “Today has was made possible, starting by a meeting with the Group President and CEO Ralph Mupita, our Senior Vice President for Market, Mr. Ebenezer Asante and H. E. the President, to discuss the sponsorship that we celebrate today.”

The MTN Group delegation paid a courtesy call on H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at his hotel during his visit to New York for the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) last September. During the meeting with the group delegation, the President of the Republic urged them to support the Senior National Team as they prepare for the World Cup.

In his address, Hon. Mustapha Ussif, Minister of Youth and Sports, acknowledged MTN’s contribution to sports development and thanked them for investing in sports.

He also added, “as the sector Minister, I can assure you that my Ministry is the custodian of every penny for the National teams, and just like every other corporate support we continue to receive, the funds will be used judiciously.”

He then went further to add, “ladies and gentlemen, we could not have achieved this great support without the personal intervention of His Excellency, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.”

Mr. Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku, President of the GFA, recognized MTN as the Association’s longest-standing partner. He praised the network provider for the numerous partnerships the association has had with them.

He also stated that the players chosen for the 26-man squad would be warriors representing the Ghanaian flag.

Ghana has been housed in Group H alongside Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

The Black Stars begin their campaign against Portugal on November 24, 2022.

 

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