Ghana Oil Company Ltd, GOIL, has honoured its pledge to help develop and promote lesser-known sports in the country by donating GH¢ 30,000 to the national beach soccer team, the Black Sharks.
The Pledge by GOIL to support team Ghana at the maiden African Beach Soccer Tournament in Seychelles was made before the team left Accra.
The president of the Ghana Beach Soccer Association Yaw Ampofo Ankra, said the donation would be used to support the association cover for expenses incurred before and during the tournament.
‘’ Since we have no package for winning bonus outside the sponsorship package, some of this amount would be used as a reward for beating African champions, Senegal 5-3 and an incentive for the remaining matches’’, he said.
This is the first time the Black Sharks will be receiving any form of winning bonus since the team was formed in 2013.
Ghana has climbed up the rankings in African beach soccer in recent times despite the many challenges the association and the national team have faced in their efforts to make Ghana beach soccer a strong force on the continent.
Madagascar and Senegal, the two finalist, have won the two slots allocated to Africa at the 2015 World Cup to be staged in Portugal.