The Ghana FA is set to partner a Dutch technology stat firm to provide user friendly on all Ghana's football competitions. The partnership with Global Sports Media BV will see the well-known Dutch outfit provide data services to the FA's growing portfolio of web-based offerings.
Soccerway, the flagship brand of the Dutch outfit, is known for its coverage of virtually every soccer competition in the world, totalling to more than 400 leagues and tournaments. The company provides users with means to analyse and compare matches and statistics for more insight.
One vital ingredient in the popularity of the world's favourite football leagues has been the use of real-time information. These football statistics are data gathered on previous to present results of the favorite sport in the world. They consist of game results, team rankings, player rankings, scores and many statistical data related to the sport.
The information gathered are archived and posted in various sports websites, RSS feeds, newsgroups forums and also published with various sports magazines to update sports fans on the latest happenings and standings. Usually, these statistics aid in the making of everyday arguments as well as industry appraisals of football competitions.
The Ghana FA, supersport.com understands, wants to make the Ghanaian league more attractive by providing this data for media and the average fan. Fans have long complained about the access to match information from foreign leagues being a big factor in the way they appreciate - or do not - the local leagues.
Gathering of statistics is of great importance in the sport in order to have a strong basis in identifying who among the leagues have made it on top. Leagues that were able to reach the ranks are given due recognition. The statistic results are also used by different leagues to provide them basis of their performance from the past to present so as to give them opportunities in planning and preparing for future events. These types of data become part of historical archived for the sport.
The deal with Global Sports Media BV will be in time to create customised information on the Ghana Premier League, which begins on Sunday and will extend to all games of GFA organized matches and national teams.
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