The Chief Executive Officer of Zylofon Media, Nana Appiah Mensah? has called on the football fraternity to remain calm and to allow the investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas “be subjected to the standards of the laws or rules of evidence before conclusions”.
The bankroller of the entertainment company made these comments following investigative exposé by ace undercover journalist alleging acts of corruption by some match officials and senior officials of the football governing body.
In Wednesday’s premiere of the shocking video, some officials of the GFA and football officials were seen taking bribes to influence player selection and compromise matches among others.
Reports making rounds in the media suggested that the potentially explosive documentary could compel Zylofon Cash to reassess its contractual agreement with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as headline sponsor of the Zylofon Cash Premier League if contents of the documentary will be damaging to their brand.
However a statement on the official twitter page of the CEO indicated that the arts and creative entity are still committed to the sponsorship of the nation’s top-flight until everything comes to an end.
“#Number12 Presents Ghana a fine circumstantial documentary (film) evidence, but it is wrong to rely on such a material, which has not been subjected to the standards of the laws or rules of evidence before conclusions. I urge for calm. Let's deflate our rage.#GhanaShallprosper”
Adding to the subject matter, the Public Relations Officer of Zylofon Media, Halifax Ansah-Addo had also debunked reports making rounds in that Zylofon Cash is withdrawing its sponsorship of the Ghana Premier League.
“We are not pulling out until the climax. Game still on.” Ansah-Addo posted on his official Facebook page.
"...I believe every contract has exit clauses, it is not as if we have gone to sign a matter of life and death,"
He added, "For the fact that the contract has exit clauses in it there is a possibility of a pullout at some point. We have not considered that option yet because we do not know what the documentary is all about, so let's get there and see for now it is not something we have considered so we are waiting till after Wednesday”.
“It is sad people are making it seem as if we knew there was going to be something on Kwesi Nyantakyi (GFA President) and we went ahead and signed with them. So are we saying because there was speculation or something about Nyantakyi we shouldn't do business with the GFA? No, with or without Mr Nyantakyi the FA is still intact, it is an institution that predates him and will outdate him"
Mr Ansah-Addo disclosed that Zylofon Cash signed the contract to become headline sponsors of the Ghana Premier League even before allegations from the #Number 12 documentary were made public.
The Ghana Football Association sealed a mega five-year sponsorship deal with Zylofon Cash last month to become the headline sponsor of the Ghana Premier League.
The Ghana Premier League first round has ended and will resume in two weeks.
Mark F. silveronline24 /SilverFM