PSL, MTN ink new deal

2012-07-31 09:14

Johannesburg - The Premier Soccer League and South African cellular giant MTN have reportedly renewed their sponsorship deal, just days before the start of the Top-8.

The cellular provider has been one of the PSL's four major sponsors over the past four years, with the season-opening tournament having flown under the banner of the MTN8.

That original deal was set to expire on 31 July, but the PSL have agreed an 11th hour agreement with the company, who will continue to work in tandem with the footballing body.

However, the PSL are still facing a huge financial blow as their title sponsor Absa are yet to agree a new deal, with the current agreement also expiring on Tuesday.

PSL chairperson Dr Irvin Khoza, though, is believed to be thrashing out a deal with the financial service provider and is hopeful of reaching an agreement before the start of the new season on August 12.

The 2012 MTN8 kicks off on Friday night, with defending champions Orlando Pirates taking on Bloemfontein Celtic.


  • aubrey.gloster - 2012-07-31 09:23

    Yes but the Stormers will choke again in the Currie

      sean.howlett.71 - 2012-07-31 09:31


  • magomarele - 2012-07-31 09:40

    Bhakaniya is still going to win it again. However, I'd like to see this trophy being won by MTN Sponsored team like Golden Arrows, Ajax, Bloem Celtic or Black Leopards, but I won't complain if Bucs wins it for 3rd year running and keep it for good.

  • motete.molahlehijoshua - 2012-07-31 10:12

    Well done MR Iron Duke you done great job indeed we are proud of you!

  • cosmas.ngwenya - 2012-07-31 11:49

    its all 4 pirates

  • omar.hartley - 2012-07-31 12:15

    Hi there MTN. Before sponsoring soccer and doing any other ventures, why don't you consider sorting out your failing and poor 3G service. As to date, it is still the weakest of all the networks that currently exist in SA. I've sent numerous complaints detailing my displeasure. Your company has yet to reply. \r\n\r\nRemember, you can't sponsor soccer if your customers defect to Vodacom or even Cell C who currently have MUCH better 3G connectivity. \r\n\r\nGet with the program guys.

  • ralph.mthethwa - 2012-07-31 15:09

    Why should psl wait until da 11th hour to negotiate new deals with da sponsors ths is highly unacceptable i thnk we must get a new chairman Iron duke is tryin hard bt hes nt copin.

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