A member of the communications team for the Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Abu Issa Monnie has said successes chalked by the Black Stars on the African and world stage makes it impossible for the bank to distant itself from the team.
The Bank issued a statement on Monday stating it remains the official bank of the Black Stars with Unibank liquidated and backed the Black Stars to beat Sierra Leone on Thursday in the 2019 AFCON qualifier.
There were fears the dissolution of the indigenous bank in March this year would affect the sponsorship deal.
Speaking to Goldstreet Business, Issa Monnie reaffirmed the bank’s plans for the Stars, saying: “we are definitely on board since that contract lasts for three years and we have one more year to run, so we are going to see it through to 2019 November that is when the contract comes to an end.”
“With a product like the Black Stars which has achieved so much good successes on the African continent and even at the world stage, we think it is good value for money so we would like to be associated with a product like that, he added.
In an ecstatic mood, Mr. Moni further said, “when the Black Stars win, it changes the mood of almost everybody in the country with people being happy and excited, so if the support we give them is what they need to achieve this success, CBG is ready and besides this is not a new contract, it’s just a continuation of what is already existing so we at the Consolidated Bank are proud to be associated with the Black Stars brand”.
CBG was created by the Bank of Ghana to absorb five financial institutions- Sovereign Bank, Royal Bank, The Beige Bank, Construction Bank and Unibank who run into liquidity challenges.
Unibank signed a new three-year deal with the Ghana Football Association in November 2016 worth US$ 1.2m.
By Nana Afrane Asante