Kila Jisi

MTN, the official sponsor of Elite One and Two, has renewed confidence in the Cameroon Professional Football League, for the coming two years.

The two parties, MTN and the PFL signed a two-year renewable contract at the MTN headquarters in Douala on January 3.

Following the terms of the contract signed by MTN Director, Karl Toriola and the League President, Semengue, MTN would support all competitions organised by the league.

On the other hand MTN has been ceded the exclusive communication rights for the Elite One and Two matches as well as the Super Cup to start in the 2013 football season.

The Super Cup would pit the winner of the championship against the winner of the cup of Cameroon.

In order to accelerate professionalism, the sponsor raised the package for the 28 clubs engage in the competition, 14 in Elite One and 14 for Elite Two.

The amount of FCFA 650million per year is said would be disbursed to the PFL for two years, amounting to FCFA 1,3m.

The raise is meant to ameliorate the standard of living of the players and the coaches without which there would be no spectacle.

As innovation, prizes would be discerned to the three outstanding clubs for their performance-results and organisation.

Besides the subvention, the sponsor would also in line with the partnership with the Cameroon Football Federation, structured elite clubs and councils focus on the development of sports infrastructure.

On the occasion Toriola presented MTN Cameroon as a giant outfit that has contributed much to the development of Cameroon football.

“Since 2002 MTN has been an important actor in the re-launch and sustainability football clubs in Cameroon. As an African enterprise, we are happy to develop Cameroon football which has contributed to African football from the base”.

For his part, Semengue hailed the initiative of the sponsor and urged other enterprises to copy from MTN.

“MTN’s support to Cameroon football is an exemplary move to be appreciated and I hope other clubs would follow their example given the advantages in the 2013 law on investing in football”.

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