BIG BLOW: NLA to terminate deal with Hearts of Oak - Sammy Awuku

Published on: 17 June 2022

Director-General of the National Lotteries Authority [NLA], Sammy Awuku has hinted that his outfit could terminate its deal with Hearts of Oak should they fail to finish in the top three of the Ghana Premier League.

Before the start of the 2021/22 football season, NLA signed a 1 million cedis partnership deal with the club.

However, the Phobians who won the domestic treble last season has been poor in the ongoing season.

Speaking at a ceremony held at the headquarters of NLA following Asante Kotoko's visit, Awuku lauded the Porcupine Warriors for winning the Premier League.

“The NLA going into the next season might not sponsor all the clubs again but Kotoko you have made yourself worthy so we will consider sponsoring you," he said.

“For every team, we decide to sponsor going forward if at the end of the season, if you are not part of the top three, we won’t consider you again.

“So if you want to continue to enjoy your partnership with us, always be in the top three or be with the trophy winners," he added.

Hearts of Oak are fifth on the league log with 48 points and are likely to miss out on the top four ahead of their final games of the season against RTU at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.