Monday, August 30, 2010

NPL to unveil title sponsor this month

The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) could in a matter of days reveal the identity of the title sponsor for the league, understands.
It has been revealed that discussions have been ongoing between the representatives of the potential sponsor and the leadership of the Premier League.
A source in the NPL hinted that the loose ends of the deal is being tied to ensure that no grey areas are left unattended to before the package is officially unveiled to the press and the public.
The official disclosed that the deal between the NPL and the prospective title sponsor should be concluded in a matter of a week and unveiled before the start of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on September 25.
“In a matter of days we will see who the sponsors become for the coming season. We are still discussing with the sponsors, and we are hoping that in the next one or two weeks everything about the deal will be concluded for us to officially name the sponsors.
“But the sponsors will be known before the league starts on September 25 because we have spoken at length and certain areas are just being agreed upon to make sure that all agreements in the deal is met,” was informed.
There are already speculations that the NPL is into talks with a telecommunications firm on becoming the title sponsor for the Premier League.
Globacom Nigeria Limited, it will be recalled, had been sponsor for the past four seasons before there was contractual breakdown last season.
The second national carrier is alleged to owe the Premier League about N923 million of sponsorship for last season.

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