Headline sponsors of Ghana’s top-flight football, Zylofon Cash, say they may pull out of their contract with the Ghana Football Association if its officials are found guilty in an ongoing investigation.
Zylofon Cash Public relations officer Halifax Owusu-Ansah has warned the Ghana Football Association to clear themselves or risk losing the ten-year deal for the Ghana Premier League.
This comes after the FA’s president Kwesi Nyantakyi and some FA official have been caught on tape taking bribes from TigerEye PI undercover investigators who disguised themselves in various forms.
Nyantakyi has been charged with defrauding by false pretence for using the name of the country’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo to negotiate for a business deal.
Greater Accra Regional football association chairman, Eddie Doku and Kofi Manu were also captured accepting bribes to influence selection into the national teams and issues regarding player’s eligibility.
“If it so happens that the investigations affect the whole organisation [GFA] or the leaders so much so that the league cannot continue, then we may review the contract and opt out,” Halifax told Citi FM.
“Who enters a contract without an exit clause? I’ve not seen it anywhere before so there are other options. However, the matter hasn’t reached there yet, it is just an option we are considering so we are hoping that the situation will not get to that level in the end. They have to clear themselves,” he added.