Sports News of Wednesday, 8 January 2020
StarTimes Ghana has announced winning the rights to telecast the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League.
A Facebook message read: ”StarTimes has acquired the TV rights to broadcast the Ghana Premier League. Stay connected for more details. It’s a good time to be on StarTimes!
This is shock u-turn by the Ghana Football Association who last month terminated an existing ten-year contract signed under the Kwesi Nyantakyi regime.
Terms and conditions of this new agreement are yet to be disclosed by the two parties.
At the weekend, FA president Kurt Okraku disclosed on Accra-based Joy FM there will be an improvement in all aspects of the new TV deal.
”We don’t want a situation where some league venues are never visited by our TV right holder as we experienced in the time past,” he said.
”We also want to ensure the product is available to almost everybody in this country. We want to ensure we have as many live games as possible plus highlight being available.
”We know everybody is expectant. We are working around the clock. Unfortunately, there some non-Ghanaian companies who are interested in the rights so it’s always important for us to go through a very good due due diligence process to ensure that we are very sure of what we’ll roll out.”