The Ghana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has secured a $80,000 renewable agreement with STAG International of India. As part of the sponsorship deal STAG International shall provide equipment including the highest standard show court complete set tables, regular ITTF approved table tennis training and competition balls, surroundsand umpire tables among others.
By this agreement STAG also becomes the official kit supplier for the Ghana Table Tennis Association.
Briefing the media on the sponsorship deal, President of the Ghana Table Tennis Association Mawuko Afadzinu stated that this new partnership will ensure table tennis is spread across the regions.
“Every regional capital would now have a brand new set of equipment by the turn of the year
Mawuko also called on the Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah to help in the clearing of the equipments when they arrive.
“With the support and guidance of the Ministry of Youth and Sports led by Isaac Asiamah , the Ghana Table TeAssociation looks forward to get the necessary official support and waivers to clear the equipment and kit when these arrive in the country”.
“It is our belief that on the back of this partnership the love for table tennis will grow, he added.
The equipments are expected to arrive in the country in July.
Co-Chairman of STAG International Vivek Kohli, who signed the deal on behalf of the company welcomed Ghana Table Tennis Association to the STAG International family.
I am extremely hopeful that this new relationship will stimulate a renaissance of Table Tennis in Ghana both in terms of popular participation and in the performance of the National Teams in Africa and beyond. Ghana would soon become the country to beat, once again, he added.