The Greater Accra Handball Association is hopeful of getting sponsorship for this year’s activities.
GAHA who have over the years knocked on the doors of cooperate Ghana but not succeeded in any deal have re-strategize their approach and might land support.
According to the Secretary of GAHA, they have sent over 80 sponsorship proposals with few positive results.
The Association will be having their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Legon Presec Conference room to review and usher in the new season.
In an exclusive interview with herosportsgh.com, the Secretary of GAHA, Eric Sena Adjeyi says one company is giving them positive response to their proposal.
“As at now, we have sent over 80 sponsorship proposals. We started sending proposals since October because the understanding from last year’s experience was that ‘we are coming late; now that we coming early too, the reply we’re getting is they will look into it, some say we’re not interested, others say they’re yet to create a marketing department. So we’re still in and we are having some positive vibes from one company.”
One of the revised local rules for GAHA is for the clubs to pay officiating fees. The GH₵10.00 officiating fee, per official, per match, which was previously being paid by GAHA has also been revised and will now be GH₵25.00 and GH₵30.00 by civilian and security clubs respectively.
Sena, a Handball referee, is optimistic of a better packaging of the league, should AGM agree for clubs to pay the officiating allowance.
“We are also looking at some other measures which will help us in terms of finances. The league is now becoming interesting and competitive and this year, that is one of the main things we will discuss at the AGM; we want to push the officiating allowance to the teams and if we’re able to agree on this, referee’s money which is mere 10.00 per match will be increased to 25.00 or 30.00. If it works well, GAHA will not have to fall on the 2000.00 the security teams pay and the 500.00 civilian teams pay, to pay referees. Those monies now can be used to make the packaging better.”
This year’s league and Gala is expected to begin in February. There will also be the Knockout cup, Civilian and security top 4, with the champion of champions to crown it in December. However, Prisons female team and Police male team (winners of the champion of champions) will be participating in the Sam Ochecho tournament in Nigeria in June/July.