Black Stars get cash boost from sponsor

16 years ago

Headline sponsor of Black Stars, Gold Fields Ghana Limited, today announced a cash package for the team ahead of the African Cup of Nations.

The mining firm have doled out $480,000 to help shape Ghana’s dream of winning a fifth title which would be hosted on home soil.

“We would win the Cup of Nations for the fifth time,” said Gold Fields Ghana Limited’s Head of Corporate Affairs and Social Services, Dr. Toni Aubynn.

“We must ensure that we win the trophy.”

“We have lived the dream and annexing this trophy, we would have shaped the dream,” Dr. Toni Aubynn added.

The partnership between the Ghana Football Association and the mining company is expected to be extended when it expires this year after coming into effect in 2005.

“We are currently negotiating for an extension. We are pleased with the way things are going.

“An announcement would be made soon,” the Head of Corporate Affairs and Social Services of Gold Fields Ghana Limited said.

Executive Committee member of the FA, Randy Abbey responding to on behalf of the Ghana Football Association said the body remains fully appreciative of the support of Gold Fields Ghana Limited.

“Contributions like that of Gold Fields Ghana Limited come in and they are invaluable. It has a positive effect on players. They are motivated and their confidence level rises and they deliver.

“For us, the support from Gold Fields Ghana Limited is so, so invaluable and we at the FA appreciate their involvement in the development of the game,” Randy Abbey said.

Gold Fields Ghana Limited has been in partnership with the Ghana Football Association since 2005.