Nsejjere Sports and Casual Wear has given Surestream Academy a contract for sale of merchandise worth K4.5 million, the America-based company’s local representative Jacob Chikoya has said.
“On sponsorship, the contract has been given to Surestream to go through it,” said Chikoya, adding that Surestream is yet to sign the contract.
Surestream technical director Peter Mponda on Thursday said the merchandise is of assorted items including replica jerseys, scarves and T-shirts.
“It is a good offer, but we are waiting for our chairperson [Chris Pitman], who arrives on Friday [yesterday) to scrutinise the contract. We do not want to sign without being fully conversant with what we are getting into,” said Mponda.
The offer for the sale of the merchandise is in line with a three-month K10 million contract Nsejjere signed with the Southern Region Football Association (SRFA) towards the end of last season.
During the sponsorship launch early February at Chiwembe Technical Centre, Chikoya said from the K10 million, Premier Division champions would receive K7.5 million broken down into K1.5 million cash prize, K1.5 million for two sets of home and away uniforms and K4.5 million worth of merchandise for re-sell.
“As Nsejjere, we look at commercialisation in football. We are not just looking for today but at the future. Our business concept has previously been looking at the Super League, but now we are saying we need to plant the forest for the future. Let us go down to the lower league. This could be the start of a long-term partnership,” Chikoya said.