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Premier clubs to earn $30,000 each from StarTimes sponsorship

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The 18 Premier League clubs are expected to receive $30,000 each as their share of the StarTimes Television Broadcast Rights for this season.

This adds up to $540,000 out of the $700,000 allocated to the Premier League for the 2019/2020 season, with the FA Cup also expected to get $150,000 while the Visibility Support to the Division One League (DOL) and Women’s League is being allocated $100,000.

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Although the Premier League clubs are yet to receive their $30,000 share nine weeks into the season, sources indicate that StarTimes company is still fine-tuning the payment modalities with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) before the funds be released.

The CEO of Ashantigold, Mr Fred Acheampong, told the Daily Graphic in an interview yesterday that the clubs were happy with the transparent manner in which the GFA divulged the details of the StarTimes deal to them, adding that they were satisfied with their share of the $950,000 sponsorship package for the season.

The five-year deal will see Ghana football attracting a total of $5,250,000 from the Chinese media house as television rights for the Premier League, the FA Cup, Women’s football and the Division One League (DOL).

Enhanced package

Per the negotiations, the Premier League share of the package for the 2020/2021 season will be enhanced by $50,000, likewise the FA Cup, while that of the visibility support to DOL and women’s football has been reduced by the same value.

A total of $1.1m sponsorship will be available in the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 league seasons, with the Premier League getting the biggest chunk of $800,000, while $200,000 goes to the FA Cup and $50,000 for Visibility support to DOL and Women’s football.

In the final year, there will be another top-up of $50,000 to take the total sponsorship package for the season to $1,150m.

The Premier League will get $850,000, the FA Cup will receive $250,000, while $50,000 is budgeted for visibility support to DOL and women’s football.

Cup will receive $250,000, while $50,000 is budgeted for visibility support to DOL and women’s football.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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I will make sure some individuals at Sports Ministry go to jail – Isaac Dogboe

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Former Bantamweight champion Isaac Dogboe has sworn to cause the imprisonment of some officials at the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Dogboe in social media post vowed to ensure the said persons go to jail.

“I’m going to make sure some individuals at the Ministry of Sports Go to Jail. Mark It On The Wall!!!” Dogboe tweeted.

Dogboe’s post was however silent on the reasons for which he would institute legal action against the persons. No name was also mentioned in the short post made on Twitter.

Dogboe recently confirmed that his father Paul Dogboe is no longer part of his management team.

In a Starr FM interview that Dogboe confirmed that he has made changes to backroom staff and his father was a victim of the changes.

“Right now I’m self-managed, no more managed by my dad, a lot happened over the years and since I took control I said to myself, It’s time to restructure and rebuild some of the bridges that were broken.”

He stated further that no malice involved and that he still has a very good relationship with his father.

“A lot of people are putting our situation in a negative light. The only thing happening between my father and me is that he’s no more training and managing me and I don’t see anything negative about that”, he said.

“I informed him of my decision to want to be in charge and everything is fine, I hold my family in very high esteem. I believe if there’s any problem between myself and my father, I believe he can call and sit me down as a son and talk to me.”

 

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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Magical Messi Fire Barcelona past Elche

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Argentine superstar Lionel Messi brought his A game to fire Barcelona past Elche in the Spanish Laliga Santerder.

The five time Ballon D’Or winner scored twice to help his club return to winning ways. After a boring goalless draw in the first 45 minutes it looks like the Catalan giants were heading for another disastrous result.

Messi stepped up to put his side in front from a Martin Braithwaite assist just minutes into the first half, he doubled his team’s lead with his second of the game before Spanish left back, Jordi Alba put the visitors to the sword.

His two goals means, he is now the leading top scorer in Laliga, 2 more than his former teammate and now Atletico Madrid striker, Luis Suarez.

 

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U-20 Afcon: Ghana to face Cameroon in quarterfinals despite finishing third

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Ghana has qualified to the quarter-finals of the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations despite losing their final group game 2-1 against Gambia on Monday night.

The Black Satellites qualify as one of the two best third-placed teams and will face Cameroon in the knockout stage.

Karim Zito’s side started brightly. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku fired the ball brilliantly into the net from about 25 yards in the 9th minute.

Gambia pushed for the equalizer and earned it in the 16th minute. Kajally Drammeh smartly got on the blindside of Ghana’s centre-backs and nodded in a perfectly weighted cross.

After drawing level, Gambia took control of the match and created a number of chances.

In the 34th minute, Lamarana Jallow completed the turnaround with a low-driven free-kick from the edge of the area.

Ghana got close to levelling matters a few minutes later. A good cut back found an open Percious Boah who fired straight at the opposition goalkeeper.

In the latter part of the second half, the Black Satellites pushed forward desperately for a goal.

They were given a lifeline after Camara was sent off in the 83rd minute for time-wasting.

Despite a strong push from Ghana after the incident, Gambia was able to hold on for the victory.

Ghana has secured qualification to the quarterfinals as one of the best third placed teams. Gambia has also qualified in second place.

 

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