Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) says it is thwarted with the Ghana Football Association decision to award StarTimes television rights of the Ghana Premier League and FA Cup.
GBC says notwithstanding offering a higher amount than StarTimes, the Football Association inexcusably
refuted them the Rights. In a press release by GBC shewed the broadcasting house offered $1,100,000 annually as against $1,050,000 offered by StarTimes.
Nevertheless, StarTimes won the right. The GFA have on the 8th January 2020 named StarTimes as the television right Holder of the Ghana premier league.
The Ghana Football Association is delighted to announce to its stakeholders that StarTimes Ghana is the new Television Rights Holders of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup. StarTimes emerged winners of the competitive bidding process after the GFA accepted their offer, which was the best among other bids. StarTimes will sign a five-year agreement with the GFA worth $5.25m US Dollars to be the exclusive Television Rights owner of the Ghana Premier League and the FA Cup with immediate effect.
Many sports fans and journalist have questioned a way and style in which the competitive bidding was done. This has sparked up an argument in the public domain especially on social media.
Startimes go sell give the whole Africa. Lmao! You dey watch FC Onduparaka vs Mbarara City on Dstv?
— I Jah Man (@THE_AMPONSA) January 9, 2020
GBC issues a statement on GFA’s selection of StarTimes as the TV rights holders of the GPL….. some serious claims being made in the statement…. I am hearing the GFA are preparing a response pic.twitter.com/FfoLrWDRZx
— Bright Kankam Boadu (@TheOnlyBKB) January 9, 2020
Eeeiii which country is this one too? A whole county's broadcasting can't even get acces to show ghana premier league? So #gfa paaa what does u guys mean? We should go and buy startimes again before we can watch de match? Hmm #GPL #caf #GBC #gtv #gtvsportsplus pic.twitter.com/SNiawSigJQ
— Nogokpo Assembly man (@Isnap_media) January 9, 2020