In a statement signed by Prince Adeniyi Adisa Beyioku, its Secretary General, the AFN says it does not know anything about the contract outside what has been written in the media and, from the media reports had even made attempt to clarify from PUMA, pointing out breaches of the AFN constitution by Messrs Gusau and Adeleye who PUMA confirmed negotiated the deal.
This followed a report to the DSS after widespread false information fabricated by the sports ministry.
Puma has signed a long-term strategic partnership with English Premier League champions, Manchester City, taking over from Nike, as it seeks to make up for the loss of Arsenal to German rival, Adidas, the sportswear company said on Thursday.
Nigeria’s capital city Abuja will be agog from October 29 to November 4 as the Puma Engineer ITF Wheelchair Tennis Championship holds.
Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £300 million deal with Adidas to take over as their shirt sponsors from the end of the season.
This, the sportswear giant hopes, will bring its profitability closer to that of larger rivals Adidas and Nike.
Puma, still far behind German rival, Adidas and leader, Nike in terms of market shares, has revived its fortunes in recent years by spending heavily on sponsoring top football teams.
The club’s Director of Football, Alloy Chukwuemeka, disclosed in a statement on Monday in Ilorin that the signing ceremony would also see the official launching of the club’s new kit
Adefolabi’s words: “We believe this gesture would encourage Bridge FC to take the club to the next level and we are assuring they that they will always have backing as long as the club keeps improving in the league