The Ghana Football Association, in a statement has send a strong warning to betting companies who display betPawa Premier league games on their website without its consent.
The full statement read:
The Ghana Football Association is issuing a final warning to all betting companies who have been taking bets on the betPawa Premier League matches illegally without the consent and permission of the Association.
Following engagements with betPawa, the GFA has granted them permission to take selected bets on the remaining nine Matchdays of the season. This limited permission will pave way for a full engagement on a separate agreement next season.
The GFA has had cause to warn betting companies in the past; hence this latest warning beyond which Lawyers of Association will proceed to court without further warning to the recalcitrant companies.
The Association wishes to place emphasis on its status as the owner of all marketing, commercial and other rights associated with the Ghana Premier League, as well as other products (other competitions) of the GFA. The GFA has not authorised any betting company to place betting on the Premier League or any of its products apart from betPawa that have been granted temporal permission for the remaining 9 Matchdays of the 2022/23 betPawa Premier League season.
The GFA, in exercising its exclusive right as the owner, organiser, controller and manager of the Ghana Premier League, wishes to caution all betting companies to desist from placing odds on Ghana Premier League matches without the necessary AUTHORISATION from the GFA. The GFA seriously frowns on such flagrant violation of the marketing and commercial rights of the Ghana Premier League and will not countenance any ambush marketing on its product.
Meanwhile, we have instructed our lawyers to take action against Betting Companies who place odds on Ghana Premier League matches without authorisation.