Director General of the NSC, Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut revealed that the commission is set to secure a deal with a Chinese firm
The National Sports Commission (NSC) is set to strike a kit deal worth $167,550 (N36.5M) for team Nigeria in the All African Games in Congo.
Director General of the NSC, Mallam Al-Hassan Yakmut revealed that the commission is set to secure a deal with a Chinese firm who will be kitting Nigeria in the games.
“To be very precise on this exercise is to inform you that one and half months ago, we dispatched two senior officers and the immediate general captain of the 2011 All Africa Games to China on a fact-finding mission on whether we will be able to have a merchandise right order in less than 65 days to the Games for Team Nigeria," Yakmut is quoted to say by the Sun Newspaper.
"They visited seven different companies, all were positive but they had different categories of engagement. While some wanted the partnership to commence in 2016, some wanted it immediately without any rebate or discount and some thought that the Games is not known to them.
"We did a comparative analysis and found that the basketball captain, Olumide Ayodeji had a stint of professional basketball career in China and the Chinese company had endorsed him. So we opted to take a familiar company and got a 40 percent rebate.”
The NSC have also revealed that Nigeria will be storming Congo for the All Africa Games with a 573-man contingent according to the National Sports Commission (NSC).