PSL says it has found a sponsor

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The Premier Soccer League (PSL) outgoing management committee is set to unveil a new sponsorship package for the new season.

“There are some strategic partners that we are in negotiations with and we should be in a position to disclose their names in the next two days,” said PSL outgoing Chairman Tapiwa Matangaidze (pictured).

“We have been in consultations with the clubs since we will be completing our term of office after the Annual General Meeting on March 6. The clubs have given us the go-ahead to put pen-to-paper on the deal.”

Matangaidze also spoke about the proposed changes to the PSL leadership set-up which will be tabled at the AGM, after a decision by the PSL teams last year.

The issue of the board of governors is expected to hog the limelight as it would assume the role of the previous management committee.

“The fact that only a few club directors and chairpersons or owners will be expected to fill posts within the board of governors, will ensure that the clubs themselves become more actively involved in the running of the local game,” he said.

“This will eventually improve the level of professionalism among the clubs as they will begin to appreciate the importance of safeguarding the interests of the sponsors. You will begin to see that issues to do with touchline advertising and television rights will be given due recognition by the clubs because they will be making money out of that,” Matangaidze said.

The new sponsorship package and the issue of the board of governors have triggered jostling for positions in the proposed board of governors. Caps United president Twine Phiri and Motor Action owner Eric Rosen are the leading candidates for the position of chairman of the board.

However the board of governors will only come into effect after a constitutional amendment is made at the March 6 AGM.