This kind of initiative is new to this part of the world and thanks to the Omanye Money Platform; national and local football teams in less developed countries can now develop their franchise.
Gravesend, England (PRWEB UK) 12 December 2013
Omanye Money, a UK based Payment Institution registered with the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has been endorsed by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to run a donation campaign to raise money to support the Ghana national team, the Black Stars’ preparation and participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The campaign is dubbed ‘One 4 da Black Stars’ and the target amount is £1million. The aim of the campaign is to mobilize one million supporters across the world to each donate at least £ 1.00, or its equivalent in other currencies. The campaign began on the 7th of December, a day after the World Cup draw in Brazil.
Omanye’s campaign is as much about mobilizing the fans to cheer for the team, as it is about raising funds to support the team’s journey to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Omanye and the Ghana Football Association are giving back to fans who donate by offering a range of prizes, such as a flight to Brazil and World Cup match tickets.
Fans and well-wishers all over the world can now show their support by going to the official donation site, selecting an amount to donate and using their Omanye account to pay. If they don’t have an Omanye account, they can open one by simply texting ‘signup’ to, or calling, +442033222695 and pressing ‘3’ on the dial pad. Topping up the account is easy. Login and, from the account menu, select ‘top up e-account’ and choose your preferred top up option.
Every donation is an entry for a draw and donors stand the chance of winning a flight and World Cup match tickets, admission to training sessions, or dinner dates with the Black Stars players, coach and GFA officials.
To win an autographed Black Stars replica Jersey, go to: facebook.com/omanyemoney, click on the sweepstakes app, fill in the fields and submit. Every donor’s name will be displayed on a plaque at the GFA headquarters in Accra. Monthly draws run from now until the end of 2014 FIFA World Cup.
“We are happy to announce our new relationship with the Black Stars,” stated Sammy Crabbe, Chairman and Founder of Omanye. “The energy generated by the campaign will help us achieve our vision of ushering Africa into the Global Economic Arena and giving true meaning to globalization.”
“We are proud to use the Ghana national team’s brand to generate funding for, among other things, feed, kit and some fun for the players. This kind of initiative is new to this part of the world and thanks to the Omanye Money Platform; national and local football teams in less developed countries can now develop their franchise.”
Omanye Money offers fully featured global Personal and Corporate Payment Account solutions that are high-quality, easy to use, instant, secure and convenient at a very low cost. Omanye Money makes extraordinary financial services available to everyone, giving people direct access to their accounts wherever they are 24/7.
Omanye Money enables the unbanked and under-banked individuals and businesses around the world, especially African Small/Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), to send and receive money and settle bills electronically from their Omanye Payment account by SMS, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), online, Contact Centre, self-service kiosks and Omanye Agents.
About the Black Stars
The Ghana national football team popularly known as the Black Stars has represented Ghana in association football since the 1950s. Black Stars is administered by the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the governing body for football in Ghana and the oldest football association in geographic Africa (founded in 1920). Prior to 1957, the team played as the Gold Coast. The team has won the Africa Cup of Nations four times (in 1963, 1965, 1978, and 1982) and have been runners up 4 times (in 1968, 1970, 1992, and 2010). In 1992, the Ghana Olympic football team became the first African football team to win a medal at the Olympics, finishing third. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, they became the third African team in history to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. In the 2006 and 2010 World Cup games, the Black Stars were on aggregate one of the top 10 teams in the world, a feat not achieved by a team outside of Europe and South America over a similar length of time historically.
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