Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kurt Okraku has admitted its body made a mistake in announcing the partnership deal with Macron.
The Football Association last month announced that they have entered into a partnership deal with Macron as the official Match ball partner/sponsor.
According to the association, the is worth GH¢1.6m for 3-years.
A statement read: The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has signed an agreement with kits and football manufacturer Macron as the Official Match ball partner/sponsor.
The deal, valued at One Million Six Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢1.6m) is for the next three seasons.
Macron will be the official Match Ball partner for three of our products, i.e. Ghana Premier League, MTN FA Cup and the National Division One League.
Macron will supply the GFA a total of Five Thousand (5,000) pieces of footballs and One Thousand and Five Hundred (1,500) pieces of bibs every season.
The deal will help the GFA and clubs cut cost as allocation for football and bibs will be taken care of.
The sponsorship deal is worth 1.6 million Ghana cedis over the period. The deal will also ensure the availability of 5000 balls per season as match day and training balls for all clubs.
Upon further probe it was revealed that the GFA have no agreement with the said Italian company Macron but rather signed an agreement with a dealer who will be supplying them with Macron balls.
The agreement the GFA signed was with Koreen-Galaka Enterprise and Procal Links worth 1.6 million Ghana cedis.
“The product to be supplied by the football dealer or the dealer is Macron products,” Okraku said in an interview on Accra-based Max Radio.
“I am sure in the communications that we said Macron but that doesn’t negate the good work that has been done that we have an official match ball supplier and Macron will be the brand (balls) that will be played across the country in the new season.
“For me the positives outweighs how somebody wants to interpret it.”