Sponsors of the Super League TNM have said they will try to help clubs by running programmes to boost their coffers.
TNM sponsorship and public relations manager Wilma Chalulu said this in reaction to some clubsâ€™ suggestion that there is need to review the sponsorship package annually. The clubs also suggested that the K1 million seed money each club gets needs to be reviewed.
This comes in the wake of TNMâ€™s recent announcement to raise the annual sponsorship package by eight percent from K60 million to K65 million.
â€œWe realise that the majority of the clubs are struggling financially and the K1 million to the clubs is just a contribution towards some of their running costs.
â€œIt is meant to complement their efforts. As was mentioned in the launch speech, the success of the sport requires efforts from all stakeholders,â€ said Chalulu.
She also said TNM will play its part to help the clubs through some programmes during this season.
â€œBut all these programmes can only succeed if they receive support from the supporters, administrators and even the public at large,â€ she said.
Escom United chairperson Fanuel Nkhono and Mighty Wanderers general secretary David Kanyenda said while they hailed Sulom for extending and raising the sponsorship, the cost of sustaining teams are now high considering the inflation compared to the eight percent sponsorship hike.