Regional banking giant BancABC will make their intentions clear to the Premier Sicker League today when they announce their 2012 sponsorship package for the Super Eight.
The bank has broken from tradition where sponsors announce their packages just before the tournament starts. A spokesman for the bank Edward Moyo, confirmed the announcement will take place today.
The league has been swimming in money in the 2011 season, bagging the Net One Charity Shield, the BancABC Sup8r and the cash-rich Mbada Diamonds Cup which closed the season last Sunday.
The league is also close to sealing a television rights deal with Supersport International, which will rake in thousands of dollars for clubs in monthly grants if it sails through.
The $1 million Mbada Diamonds Cup will put pressure on other prospective sponsors to up their awards next season.
The company doled out $75 000 for the winners and $50 000 for the runners-up while all individual awards carried $500 cash prize.
Players got $100 appearance fees while the technical team members received $150 each.
Motor Action, the BancABC winners took home $50 000 while the man-of-the-match took home $200 from each game.
The most disciplined team got a branded training kit while the man-of-the-match in the final took home $300.
Next season’s competition will be contested by the usual suspects Dynamos, Highlanders, Caps United, Motor Action, Gunners, Hwange, debutants FC Platinum and Chicken Inn.