Officials of Premier League sponsors, betPawa, and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have cut sod to commence the construction of the betPawa Football Arena at the Ghanaman Soccer Center in Prampram.
The betPawa legacy project is part of the list of inclusions in the sponsorship agreement between betPawa and the GFA announced at a short signing ceremony held at the GFA headquarters.
Speaking at the groundbreaking event, international superstar and betPawa stakeholder Mr Eazi underscored the significant role the availability of infrastructure plays in sports development.
He said, “Insufficient infrastructure can restrict sport participation and since its availability fosters participation there is the need for the provision of facilities which are of international standard to aid in producing sportspersons of international repute”.
Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association expressed his excitement regarding the project and applauded betPawa for the initiative.
“This is a novelty in sports sponsorship in this country and I call on other corporate companies to emulate this shining example,” Mr Okraku said.
betPawa is committing an amount of $300,000 yearly of its sponsorship to the legacy project and it is expected to be completed within four to six months.
The 100-meter by 75-meter size FIFA Star Grade 1 surface betPawa Arena will have a 3000 capacity stand, two changing rooms for teams, a Match official room, storage and a media room.
The sponsorship partnership with Ghana Football is hugely motivated by the company’s high appetite for growing and harnessing talents, creating opportunities and rewarding fans across its markets.
As part of its Corporate Social Responsivity agenda and quest to promote responsible gaming, betPawa provided IT equipment to the Gaming Commission and helped the Commission establish a Responsible Gaming Call Center ahead of the commencement of the betPawa Premier League.
The leading online sports betting and gaming company has also organised CSR campaigns such as the Dream Maker and Win BIG, and Give Back campaigns among many other activities to empower its customers economically and also help in imbibing the spirit of philanthropism in customers across its markets.
Source: Ghana News