By Nana Akua
Sanford World Clinic has announced a GH¢ 1.1 million cedis sponsorship for the Women’s FA Cup in Ghana.
President of health facility, Dr Kojo Benjamin Taylor announced this at a ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the Ghana FA secretariat.
This is the first time the women’s game will be sponsored in the country.
The Women’s FA Cup competition which was recently introduced into Ghana women’s football calendar is currently in the round of 16 stage and the announcement of the deal with Sanford World Clinic brought a huge relief to participating teams.
At a press conference held at GFA secretariat to make the announcement, the President of Sanford World Clinic, Dr. Kojo Benjamin Taylor revealed that their decision to partner with GFA and support women’s football in particular means more to them than just a social responsibility.
According to Dr. Taylor, about 70 percent of their patients and visitors are women so they deemed it very necessary to contribute to the development of women football and invest in the lives of young girls who are passionate about playing football as their dream career.
Dr. Taylor said, “I have seen a women’s football match and its quite motivating. The first time I saw them play I was amazed at the display of talent shown by the young girls. I must admit I didn’t expect that.”
GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi, who signed the deal on behalf of the Association, thanked Sanford World Clinic for expressing interest in the development of girl-talents in the country.
“It’s my hope that this will go a long way to ameliorate the burden on those who manage women football clubs so that they can continue to develop women football in the country,” said Nyantakyi.
The GFA was handed a cheque worth GH¢ 200,000.00 being the first part of the sponsorship package with another two parts to be paid within the next four years.