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StarTimes not ready to terminate GPL deal despite Number 12

By Mutala Yakubu
StarTimes are not ready to terminate GPL deal
StarTimes are not ready to terminate GPL deal

Head of Marketing at StarTimes Ghana Limited who are the official broadcasters of the Zylofon Cash Premier League Akorfa Djakui says, her outfit will not terminate their contract with the GFA despite the Anas Number 12 expose.

Eyebrows were raised after the Anas Number 12 expose showed some corrupt acts that involved referees and some football administrators in match-fixing in the Premier League.

StarTimes signed a 10-year deal with the Ghana Football Association to telecast the Ghana Premier League.

“We are the official broadcast partners of the GFA and so we do not think we should be affected in any way. Indeed we had a partnership with the GFA, we had a contract which I’m sure is available, the probing might go as far as checking what we signed with them and so on,” Ms Djankui noted.

“We believe that if the Ghana Football is going to be overhauled, then we need to position ourselves to partner whoever would be in charge if the FA would come back. If some other bodies would be put in place to regulate football in Ghana we are ever ready to support Football in Ghana,” he added.

One of the GPL matches that was fixed last year, involved Kotoko and Hearts where referee Samuel Sukah who was caught on tape accepting bribe awarded Hearts a dubious penalty from which the Phobians scored and won the game.



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Currently, all local football in Ghana has been put on hold until further notice.

StarTimes, a major investor in the local game signed the 10-year contract with the GFA in 2016.

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