The shirt sponsorship deal between Sharks FC of Port Harcourt and Eunisell Limited has been approved by the League Management Company (LMC) in line with provisions of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Rules and Framework.
Salihu Abubakar, the LMC Chief Operating Officer, sent the approval latter to the club congratulated them for securing the deal.
While commending the club for complying with regulation of the LMC, Abubakar reminded other clubs that it is a breach of the rules to wear shirts with unauthorized endorsements and advised any club that is yet to have the approval of LMC to desist from further wearing of such shirts.
He also reminded clubs that pitch panel displays must be approved by the LMC and their deployment for match day branding are to be handled by the LMC approved agency or any such persons authorized by it.
“There are regulations guiding commercial relationships which prescribes the processes to ensure that existing rights are not violated,” Abubakar is quoted to say by the LMC official website.
“While we congratulate Sharks for their good fortune which we hope will grow, it is our expectation that other clubs will set up strong marketing units or engage marketing agencies to expand their revenue generating capacities,” Abubakar said.