Africa-Press – Ghana. Ghana FA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo says the integrity of the Ghana Premier League will not be compromised due to the fact that betPawa, an online betting company are sponsoring league.
The Ghana FA has signed a three-year deal with betting company betPawa to become the official headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League ahead of the 2022/2023 season in a deal worth 6 million dollars.
Following issues with match manipulation in Ghana Football, many have raised questions about the GFA’s decision to partner betPawa. However, Addo believes the agreement with the betting company will not have an effect on the integrity of the league.
“Competition sponsorship doesn’t encourage betting and betting industries have their own way of marketing to their target market.” Prosper Harrison Addo said.
“betPawa is a regulated industry and the fact of the sponsorship does not encourage negative betting (betting which is not encouraged by the state).
“We have the national laws which allow betting, people under 18 cannot bet, as well as footballers,
“We will strictly monitor and sanction anyone who falls foul of the provisions we have.” The 2022/2023 betPawa Ghana Premier League season will commence on the weekend of September 9 to September 12.