Ghana Premier League sponsor NASCO have presented a cheque of $60,000 to the Sports Ministry to support the Black Stars’ 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and World Cup qualifying campaigns.
The kind gesture is the company’s response to the President of the Republic Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s call on corporate bodies to assist in raising $25 million for the Black Stars and other national teams.
Managing director of Electroland Ghana Limited(NASCO) Mr Nour Sekloui who announced the package, intimated that the donation is to help Black Stars win AFCON for the first time since 2018.
National Sales Manager of Electroland Ghana Mr Vincent Azan Gbiok also explained that the Company will present an amount of $10000 per month for the next six months to the Ministry of Sports.
Minister of Youth & Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif who received the cheque thanked Electroland (NASCO) for their kind gesture and urged other corporate bodies to emulate this gesture.
“On behalf of the President of the Republic of Ghana and the good people of Ghana let me thank Electroland Ghana (NASCO) for responding to the President’s clarion call for corporate bodies to support our national football teams”.
“This will go a very long way to lifting some of the financial burden off Government in funding the qualification to the World Cup and Ghana’s participation in the upcoming AFCON in Cameroon”, Hon Mustapha Ussif stated at the brief presentation ceremony which was held at the Head office of Electroland Ghana on Wednesday morning.
Electroland Ghana (NASCO) are the sponsors of the Ghana Premier League Man of the Match awards and the Women’s Premier League Player of the match awards.
The company also presents awards to the player and coach of the month for both competitions.