GPL Kick-off Time Derailing Sponsorship Efforts – Palmer


Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Wilfred Palmer, has opined that, the traditional kick-off time for Ghana Premier League (GPL) has not aided the quest of seeking sponsorship for Ghana’s topmost football league.

The most vivid setback of the GPL is the acquisition of a headline sponsor which has made it difficult for club administrators run their various teams and has largely contributed to match fixing and bribery allegations in the league.

According to the President of Tema Youth FC, sponsors are not getting the necessary mileage due to the limited time of visibility which makes them reluctant into entering a partnership with the GPL.

“The kick off time for the GPL which start at 3:00pm is not helpful at all. In terms of sponsorship, the sponsor has a two-hour mileage to benefit from.

“But if you look at other leagues around the World for instance like England, Spain and other jurisdictions you would realize that have about seven hours of football and don’t you think sponsors will happy getting this mileage and ready to come on board.

“So even by changing the kick off time it will even bring sponsors on board,” Palmer told Okokroko FM.