Silver Strikers claim that their contract with American sportswear firm, Nsejjere, has expired and, therefore, their deal with new sponsor MedVet Pharmacy will not be affected.
However, Nsejjere country director Jacob Chikoya somehow contradicted the Bankers yesterday, claiming that their agreement is still running.
Silver chairperson McDonald Mafuta-Mwale yesterday said: “We signed a three-year contract with Nsejjere which has since expired and we are, therefore, free to engage another technical sponsor.”
Mafuta-Mwale described the deal with Nsejjere as beneficial, saying: “We managed to pay them back and we also made some money. So, I would say the venture was worth it although we did not sell the entire stock.”
But Chikoya said: “The contract [with Silver] is still running.” But when he was informed about Mafuta-Mwale’s claims, Chikoya said: “Well, let me not say much, but it still exists.”
According to Mafuta-Mwale, Silver landed the one-year MedVet deal through Maula Pharmacy to promote a certain product.
“As part of the agreement, they will be providing us with six sets of MedVet-branded uniforms, tracksuits, boots and even formal suits.
“They will also pay for gym, buy medical equipment and we’ll also get a considerable cut from the sale of replicas. So, it is a unique and profitable deal,” said the Silver boss.
He said the Bankers will soon enter into negotiations with Sulom on how they can place logos on the front of the jerseys where Super Legue sponsor, TNM’s logo is also placed.