Mrs Akorfa Banson, the Head of StarTimes Ghana, has revealed that his outfit was willing to construct 10 astroturf pitches for the Ghana Football Association until the airing of the ‘Number 12’ video.

The ‘Number 12’ documentary brought football activities in the country to a standstill.

Top football administrator and top member of the FA’s hierarchy were exposed in the documentary.

Speaking on the Ultimate Sports Show on Asempa FM, Mrs Akorfa Startimes was willing to construct the pitches in fulfilment of their part of the contract the had with the erstwhile FA until the ‘Number 12’ video.  


“After the first year of the deal, ‘Number 12’ was aired and football activities were halted.

“The Ghana FA was supposed to give us lands for the construction of the astroturf pitches.

“I am aware they gave us a place to begin the construction of one of the pitches but things couldn’t come together properly.

“We have signed a new deal with the FA so we are now obliged to fulfil our part of the new deal but the construction of the pitches now does not exist,” she added.

StarTimes Ghana signed a ten-year deal with the Ghana Football Association under the Kwesi Nyantakyi’s administration.

The contract at the time obliged the pay-per-view television outfit to construct ten astroturf pitches across the regions in a deal that was worth $17.9m.