Sanford World Clinic, a health care organization yesterday signed a four-year contractworth GH¢1.1million with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to sponsor the Women’s FA Cup competition.
The Women’s FA Cup competition which was recently introduced into the Ghanaian football calendar is currently in the round of 16 stage and teams will be due cash incentives after the announcement of this deal.
At a press conference held on Tuesday to announce the deal, Dr. Kojo Benjamin Taylor, President for Sanford World Clinic,revealed that their decision to partner the GFA and to support women’s football in particular means more to them than just being a fulfillment of their social responsibility.
According to him, 70 percent of the patients and visitors to their health facility are women so they deem it as an obligation to help develop women football and invest in the lives of girls who are playing football.
GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi who signed the agreement on behalf of the Association, thanked Sanford World Clinic for expressing interest to help the GFA develop the talents of the young girls.
He described the sponsorship agreement as a historic one since it’s the first time a women’s football competition is getting sponsorship in Ghana.
A cheque worth GH¢200,000 was handed to the GFA, being the first tranche of the sponsorship package with another two tranches to be paid over the next four years.