Tema Youth bankroller Wilfred Osei Kwaku Palmer has descended on the Ghana Football Association saying that the latter blaming Anas Number 12 exposé as the cause of the Puma’s sponsorship reduction is ‘shameless.’
Primenews reported that the GFA has renewed its existing deal with the German kit manufacturer but the financial package has been reduced by 30%.
The decision for Puma to reduce its financial package to the GFA by 30% was due to the effect the Number 12 video by the Anas investigative, this was disclosed by the head of communications at the GFA Henry Asante Twum.
In June 2018, Anas Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a documentary which highlighted the level of corruption in football and among football administrators in Ghana.
This led to the to the banned placed on key personalities in Ghana footballl among others is then President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
However, failed GFA Presidential aspirant Osei Palmer claims that the rationale behind Puma’s sponsorship reduction was Ghana’s inability to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Having qualified for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cup the Black Stars failed to make it their fourth qualification as Egypt picked that slot.
“Anyone who blames or say the Anas exposé caused the Puma sponsorship reduction has no shame, I repeat, whoever that blames Anas expose for the reduction is shameless because that is never the case. The rationale behind it is our failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kurt Okraku will in the coming days address the public on the Puma renewal deal.
According to Henry Asante Twum, the who is the Communicators Director of the GFA, Kurt Okraku needs the go ahead from the German kit manufacturer before addressing the public.
“The Anas expose has reduced our brand as a nation. Within the next week or two, the GFA president will address us”, he said.
“GFA needs Puma’s permission before we can address the public on the 30% reduction of the deal”.
The German kit manufacturer has been sponsors of the Ghana FA providing kits for the various national teams and also providing financial package amongst other things.