Date Rush attracting sponsors than Ghana Premier League - Nana Obiri Boahen

Published on: 24 June 2022

A former management member of Bofoakwa Tano, Nana Obiri Boahen, has slammed the organizers of the Ghana Premier League, saysing TV3's Date Rush show is more appealing to sponsors than topflight football in the country.

The country's topflight has failed to attract a headline over the year and with the 2021/22 season ending without a headline sponsor is nothing new.

Speaking on the standard of the Ghana Premier League, the deputy national secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party and legal practitioner said the standard of the league and low quality of football deters potential sponsors from investing in the league.

He added that sponsors will now choose TV3's Date Rush show ahead of the Ghana Premier League because administrators are not doing the right thing.

"If the Tanzanian and Ethiopian leagues rank better than that of Ghana, then there is something wrong here administratively," he said on Accra based Okay FM.

"We have Ghanaian players moving to Tanzania and Ethiopia and we sit down as a country and behave as if all is well.

"I have heard that the league doesn't have a sponsor, and they (GFA) are struggling to get sponsorship.

"Who should invest his money in this league when he can go and sponsor Date Rush because the standard of the league is low.

"It's not like I'm talking against them, but the standard of the league is very low," he added.

Asante Kotoko were crowned champions of the just ended season while Techiman Eleven Wonders, WAFA, and Elmina Sharks were relegated to the Division One League.