The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) has bared its teeth at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) after the latter rejected what the former claims as a financially better offer for the television broadcast rights of the Ghana Premier League.
The State broadcaster has also expressed its disappointment at the GFA for this occurrence.
According to the GBC, its offer of USD$ 1.1m every year was higher than the USD$ 1.050m annual bid which won the rights for Chinese pay television company, StarTimes.
The state-owned broadcaster in a press release signed by the Director of Corporate Affairs, Dr Mamle Asare, said it received the news that StarTimes had won the rights with the best bid with disappointment and shock.
“The Ghana Broadcasting Corporation put in a bid which we are certain was superior to what the StarTimes is said to have submitted. As published on the GFA website, StarTimes offered to pay UDS 5,250,000 which comes up to USD 1,050,000 annually whilst GBC made a financial offer of USD 1,100,000 annually,” the release said.
“It is for this and other reasons that we received the news with disappointment and shock”.
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