Yesterday, Puma extended its sponsorship deal with the Namibia Football Association (NFA) until 2014. Both parties agreed on a first deal back in 2007, which originally only included full technical support to NFA. The new sponsorship agreement will see Puma outfitting football and other apparel to the Brave Warriors.
“The new agreement was “good” for the enhancement of Namibian football on the international stage. The brand is worn by many top teams in the world and it showed that Puma held Namibian football in high regard.
The NFA is very happy to confirm the extension of the agreement, and Namibians should rally behind the national sides by not only attending matches in numbers but also wearing team regalia to the games. We are delighted to continue working with Puma through the agreed contractual term. We would like to thank Puma for their commitment to Namibian football.” said NFA secretary general Barry Rukoro.
Puma South Africa’s marketing director, Brett Billinger said his company enjoys good relations with the NFA which has led to the extension of their existing partnership.
“Puma is very proud to have extended this agreement with the Namibia Football Association, it further underlines Puma’s long standing commitment to Africa and African football, and we are pleased to continue this partnership. We look forward to supporting the Namibian national team through the 2012 CAF Nations Cup qualification campaign and beyond.” said Billinger.
Namibia based Prima Agency will be the distributor of the Puma official replica kits within the whole nation. They will also distribute official replica and fan wear which will be made available countrywide in the near future.
Being close to signing the Bafana Bafana, Puma strengthened its long lasting marketing approach to the African continent by extending the sponsorship deal with NFA. As Billinger said, Puma is committed to African football and continue to do so.
Puma’s commitment to African football resonates with Jochen’s Zeitz company sponsoring Egypt, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal and Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Malawi, Morocco and Togo so far, and potentially South Africa very soon.