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MTN win NPL sponsorship rights

Posted: 16 December 2010 Time: 16:06

MTN, represented by Total Promotions, have won the bid to become the new title sponsors of the Nigeria Premier League on a contract worth N2.6 billion over four years.

MTN beat off competition from rivals and former sponsors Globacom, who bid N2 billion over the same time frame.

The announcement came at the end of a two-day bid process which saw the NPL's Bid Committee appraise the offerings of Glo and Total Promotions, representing MTN.

Officials told KickOffNigeria.com that the MTN bid also included sweeteners absent from the Glo bid.

An official contract signing ceremony is expected before Christmas.

Previous comments on this story...

Anonymous
posted: 04:44 pm
Lets hope this romance last long. Congrats to the NPL

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
Anonymous
posted: 05:28 pm
good news

GOD BLESS NIGERIA
Anonymous
posted: 05:29 pm
Good news

GOD BLESS NIGERIA
Anonymous
posted: 05:54 pm
Congratulation NPL. I'm really impressed by the positive changes.

Seasons Greetings!
Anonymous
posted: 05:57 pm
Congratulation NPL. I'm really impressed with the positive changes.

Seasons Greetings
icethug
posted: 07:27 pm
GLOBACOM IN ORDER TO KEEP THE RIGHTS OF THE NPL HAD TO GREASE SOM PALMS TO KEEP THE RIGHTS DESPITE THE FACT THAT MTN IN THE PAST ALWAYS HAD A BETTER DEAL ON THE TABLE.
THIS IS A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT AS IT SHOWS THAT THE NEW BOARD OF THE NPL IS NOT CORRUPT AS MTN HAS ALWAYS STUCK BY ITS GUNS ON NON PALM GREASING. WISH THEM THE BEST OF LUCK.
Akwaowo
posted: 12:29 pm
Excellent. Glo has tried, but the Nigerian factor did not allow their romance to last. MTN, coming from a better organized clime, will add more value to our league. But their best effort, and indeed that if the NPL board will be futile if club ownership is not reviewed. As long as state governments still use club to settle political debts, the successes of our clubs internationally will always be episodic. Where is Enyimba after Kalu; where is Kano Pillars, and where is 3SC? or Bayelsa Utd or Ocean Boys? Compare them with Al Ahly, TP Motembe, Esperance, etc. We must review club ownership now to make our league attractive for the players and the viewers and ultimately, the investors.
Pattogenesis
posted: 07:51 pm
I totally agree with Austin, the best way to move our league forward is to take the clubs away from Govt pockets, MTN that is coming from an organised set up will be frustrated with all these Govt interferance. Congrats MTN, Congrats NPL
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