An official of the Nigeria Football Federation has revealed that Puma rejected to sponsor Nigeria's national teams before a deal with Nike was signed.
NFF official reveals Puma rejected deal
Puma rejected the chance to be the kit sponsors of the NFF before a deal with Nike was agreed last week
The NFF last week sealed a undefinedafter their contract with Adidas expired last December.
But the NFF marketing committee chairman, Emeka Inyama has revealed that Puma rejected the chance to become the kit sponsors of the country's national teams.
“Puma turned down the chance to sponsor the Eagles and so it is the right step in the right direction that Nike came in after the adidas contract ended,” Inyama is quoted to say by the Nation Newspaper.
“Puma’s reluctance may not be far fetched because no reputable organisation wants to partner with you when your administration is not stable. You know the crisis we went through before now, the world is a global village and these things are known world wide.”
“You know that contractual agreements are not discussed in public but for the sake of Nigerians and the clear insinuations that the NFF may be hiding the amount it would benefit from the deal, I can tell you that the contract with Nike is 90% value for kind,” Inyama further said.
“We are going to get kit supplies to the tune of $2.75 million for all the national teams and I think that is enormous considering the fact that several kit manufacturers turned us down after adidas decided not to renew its contract.
“There maybe no immediate cash reward from the contract but as our national teams would get to benefit once they qualify for major tournaments.”
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