Metro Pro League giants, Bridge Football Club has penned a multi-million naira sponsorship deal with leading sportswear manufacturer, PUMA.
At the unveiling ceremony at the Agege Stadium, PUMA’s brand manager, Miss Remi Adefolabi, said the sponsorship is aimed at supporting grassroots football in the country.
According to her, “We believe this gesture would encourage the management of the Bridge FC to take the club to the next level and we are assuring that they will always have backing as long as the club keep improving in the league.
“From now, the club would play all its matches and training in PUMA kits ranging from jerseys, boots and chin guards.”
Speaking further Adefolabi disclosed that the Lagos outfit has taken delivery of N10million worth of kits for the campaign in the 2015/16 Metro Pro League season.
In his remarks, Godson Uti, who is the club’s chairman, thanked PUMA for the gesture, saying it would boost the players’ morale to win laurels both at the state and national level.
“We are elated by the gesture from PUMA and we want to assure the firm that the club would march on and rival other top sides in the country.
“This is our new baby and we are going to ensure it grows in leaps and bounds.”
Puma has also sponsored a number of footballers, including Pelé, Diego Maradona, Radamel Falcao, Sergio Agüero, Cesc Fàbregas, Samuel Eto’o, Olivier Giroud, Marco Reus, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Buffon, Mario Balotelli and Diego Godín.
Puma is the sponsor of the Jamaican track athlete Usain Bolt.