Lagos - The League Management Company and premium lager
beer, Star, have sealed a five-year partnership deal for the Nigeria
Professional Football League.
The deal, though much details not disclosed, will see Star
become the first official beer partner of the NPFL.
The partnership takes effect from the 2015/2016-football
league season and end with the football league season of 2019/2020.
Commenting on the partnership during an event held in Lagos,
Marketing Director, Nigerian Breweries, Franco Maria-Maggi said, “We’ll be
finding ways to use this unique partnership of the NPFL to give our consumers more
reason to enjoy the local football. Football in Nigeria and Star Lager have a
proud past, a strong present and very bright future in front of them.”
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Chairman of League Management Company, Shehu Dikko also
remarked, saying, “We are excited about this partnership with Star Lager, and
we hope to achieve more from this with the support of all stakeholders
involved. Having Star as a major sponsor will certainly be the key to a bright
future for professional football league in Nigeria.”
The deal will also see NPFL logo appear on Star bottles as a
way of promoting the league.
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