Lagos - The League Management Company (LMC) has approved a
shirt sponsorship deal between Sharks FC of Port Harcourt and Eunisell in line
with provisions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rules and
Salihu Abubakar, the LMC Chief Operating Officer conveyed
the approval in a letter to Sharks in which he congratulated the club for
securing the deal and also complying with regulation which provides that all
external commercial relationships of clubs must be vetted and approved by the
LMC before signing.
Abubakar reminded other clubs that it is a breach of the
rules to wear shirts with unauthorized endorsements and advised any club that
is yet to have the approval of LMC to desist from further wearing of such
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He also reminded clubs that pitch panel displays must be
approved by the LMC and their deployment for match day branding are to be
handled by the LMC approved agency or any such persons authorized by it.
“There are regulations guiding commercial relationships
which prescribes the processes to ensure that existing rights are not violated.
While we congratulate Sharks for their good fortune which we hope will grow, it
is our expectation that other clubs will set up strong marketing units or engage
marketing agencies to expand their revenue generating capacities,"
Abubakar told npfl.ng.
The LMC assured the clubs that it will at all times protect
their interests in evaluating sponsorship deals for approval.
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