Kumasi, 12th January, 2011- MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications company, signed a two-and-half years sponsorship agreement with Kumasi Asante Kotoko Football Club today to the tune of GHC 1,050,000.00 annually. Under the terms of the agreement, MTN Ghana will support the club with:
The sponsorship agreement takes effect from 1st January, 2011.MTN Ghana’s relationship and support to Kumasi Asante Kotoko dates back to the period between 2001 and 2008. The relationship which spanned over a period of seven (7) years started with Spacefon to Areeba, and then, to MTN. The Acting Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, Mr. Clement Asante was delighted at the opportunity to once again support one of Ghana’s leading football clubs, Kumasi Asante Kotoko. He described the partnership with the Porcupine Warriors as an enviable one given the leadership roles the two play in their respective endeavors.“MTN remains committed to the development of football in Ghana and across Africa. We recognise the love and passion our subscribers and Ghanaians attach to the beautiful game of football and we are happy to support Kotoko to ignite this passion in its teeming supporters and fans in Ghana”, he said. MTN’s sponsorship of various football clubs and events locally and internationally is unmatched in the country. Currently, the company is sponsoring about 5 Premier League clubs in the country. In addition, MTN has also recently signed a three-year agreement with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) to sponsor the FA Championship and the annual SWAG awards.Whilst in Kumasi, the leading Mobile Telecommunications Network will also be handing over the newly constructed statue of Otumfuo Osei Tutu II at the Santasi roundabout. The construction of the statue comes with the greening of the roundabout as well as the installation of guard rails around the inner circle. This beautification effort was undertaken by the company to honour the exemplary leadership of His Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II and also to help the Metropolitan Assembly’s quest in beautifying the Garden City.