Kwesi Nyantakyi (L) and other officials admiring the trophies
Sheer jubilation and funfair characterized the handing over of the new premier league trophy by the headline sponsor First Capital Plus Bank to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) at the latter?s secretariat in Accra yesterday.
The silverware, 90cm in height, the second largest after the EPL trophy, which is 104 cm, was paraded through the principal streets of Accra.
It would be handed to the ultimate winners of the country?s top flight league at the end of the season.
However, winners of the virgin trophy will only have the original trophy for keeps after winning the title on three occasions. It was accompanied by a miniature trophy which will be handed to the winners after the original returns to the GFA when the competition restarts.
In his address, the Chief Executive Officer of First Capital Plus Bank, John Kofi Mensah said, ?Today?s trophy presentation to the Ghana FA is one of many planned innovations from us in our quest to enhance local football. We have decided to offer something special to Ghana football, thus our sponsorship of the Premier League.
?We want to offer unique football services to the fans and we must say we are happy so far with this partnership with the Ghana Football Association.?
The trophy will be in the custody of the Ghana FA, and be presented to the eventual champions of the Premier League at the end of the current campaign.
Ghana FA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi hoped the trophy arrival would enhance the competitiveness of the Ghanaian top flight.
?On behalf of the Ghana Football Association I would like to thank First Capital Plus Bank for bringing us this trophy and its accessories,? Nyantakyi said upon receiving the trophy.
?I receive this trophy on behalf of the association, and that whoever wins this trophy will be making history as the first team to win this giant trophy which I am told is the second biggest in the world.
?We hope this will go a long way to enhance the competitiveness of the Premier League as we strive to keep enhancing the local game.?
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum