The Namibia Premier League (NPL) will this week announce a major sponsorship deal that will finally see the kick off of the 2016/17 football season.
The 2016/17 season initially slated for 16 Sept ember, was deferred to a future date after the NPL failed to get a potential sponsor on board.
The end of last season, saw NPL’s official sponsor MTC’s three-year sponsorship contract coming to its logical end.
MTC decided not to renew its sponsorship agreement with the NPL unless the League gets an additional sponsor/s who will inject N$ nine million for next three years as MTC was only prepared to fork-out a provisional N$ 15 million.
However, failure by NPL to get a sponsor forced the MTC to divorce any negotiations with NPL leaving the League without a sponsor.
Contacted by Confidente NPL Chairperson, Johnny John Doeseb said a major announcement regarding a sponsorship agreement would be made public later this month.
Doeseb said the NPL’s Board of Governors (BoG) will meet on Wednesday of which thereafter the anticipated announcement would be made.
Before the new season kick off the NPL will have its Annual General Meeting (AGM) to discuss the audited financial report, chairman’s report and adopt the 2016/17 fixture.
If the AGM is held successfully the league is expected to start within 14-days.
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