PSL blasts R50m SAFA OUTsurance sponsorship deal

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) threatens to take legal action against the R50-million South African Football Association (SAFA) sponsorship deal.

A statement from the PSL read, “The National Soccer League (NSL) Board of Governors met in Kempton Park, 20 September 2018.

“The Board of Governors discussed, amongst other matters, the implications of sponsorship agreement entered into between SAFA and Outsurance to sponsor match officials.

“The NSL is of the view that the sponsorship infringes on the rights of NSL sponsors. The Board of Governors mandated the Executive Committee to seek legal advice on the matter and to take all steps as may be necessary to resolve the matter.

“The Board of Governors also discussed the matter relating to the alleged utterances which appear to have been made by Black Leopards FC Chairman, Mr. David Thidiela.

“The Board of Governors referred the matter to the League’s Prosecutor, Mr. Nande Becker for urgent attention.

“In the interim the Board of Governors resolved to place Mr. Thidiela on precautionary suspension from the PSL Executive Committee until the matter is resolved.”