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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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“black stars players were paid $2,000 for the friendly games” – Kurt Okraku

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kurt Okraku reveals the amount the Black Stars were paid for the friendly matches

According to him during an interview with Nhyira FM, the players were paid $2,000 dollars for the friendly games unlike the $5,000 they used to take after each game

He added that, the players were more interested in building a better team instead of the monetary benefits

The players were paid $2,000 for the friendly games [unlike the $5,000 we used to pay after each game] because of the circumstance at hand

However, let me hasten to add that the players were not interested in the monetary benefits, rather team building. This is because we are preparing a new team for the future

He said

The national team played against Mali and Qatar, they lost 3-0 to Mali in the first game but clinched a 5-1 victory against Qatar in the second fixture.

 

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Manchester City Player Commits Suicide

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Manchester City 17-year-old Academy player, Jeremy Wisten has taken his life out of depression as the club wanted to release him.

The young footballer was a centre back who was born in Malawi and joined the City’s squad at U13 in 2016.

“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten,” the club said a statement on Twitter.

“We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”

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Manchester United And Chelsea Play Out Dull Stalemate

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Manchester United and Chelsea played out a dull draw in Premier League encounter on Saturday afternoon.

Fans will certainly be disappointed with the outcome of the first meeting between Premier League giants this season.

However, for Chelsea boss Frank Lampard, he would be pleased with a second successive clean sheet. Goalkeeper Mendy made a couple of decent saves to deny Manchester United.

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Chelsea on the other hand had a penalty appeal in the first-half ignored. Maguire gripped Azpilicueta in a headlock at a corner and there was no review by VAR.

 

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