The National Soccer League (NSL) Board of Governors met in Kempton Park on  20 September 2018 to discuss the implications of sponsorship agreement entered into between SAFA and Outsurance to sponsor match officials.

The meeting came after SAFA issued a stinging statement insinuating that NSL is behaving like they run football in the country.

As far as the NSL is concerned, the Outsurance sponsorship infringes on the right of the other sponsors.

Part of SAFA statement read “On the contrary, it is not the NSL that runs and controls football in our country and that SAFA is subordinate to the NSL. THIS MUST BE MADE ABSOLUTELY CLEAR.”

In response, NSL issued the following statement:

“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.”

 

Written by: Diski Voice