GN Bank puts on hold sponsorship of Division One League

GN Bank puts on hold sponsorship of Division One League

Politician cum businessman, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom has instructed GN Bank to suspend sponsoring the Division One League.

Nduom, who is owner of GN Bank in a Facebook post on Monday said: “Our company cannot be associated with the indiscipline, intimidation of opponents and wanton disregard for human life and valuable property being displayed by team officials and their supporters across the Division One League”.

Ghana’s second tier league is known for its hooliganism and notoriety at match venues by club supporters. Just last week a referee was beaten up by supporters of a club after a game to the extent for he suffering severe cut and bleeding on the head.

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On Sunday coach of Cape Coast based Elmina Sharks was also beaten up by fans in a match.

Yesterday, the coach of the Elmina Sharks FC was beaten mercilessly and could have been killed by supporters of opposing teams in Sekondi. Players and officials have gone through similar incidents in Bibiani and other League venues,” Dr Nduom post on Facebook revealed.

Elmina Sharks which happens to be owned by the PPP founder suffered a second attack and beat up this season.

Two months ago, Elmina Sharks were mercilessly and physically assaulted at Bibiani Gold Stars.

We need discipline in football just as we need it in our national life. We will not condone or reward illegality and indiscipline. We cannot achieve excellence without discipline. The GFA must act positively now. Or the suspension will turn into complete stoppage of sponsorship,” he warned.

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