After years without a sponsor, the Nigerian Women’s League looks set to get some much-needed financial injection, with O! Noodles in negotiation with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Africa’s Premier Women’s League was last sponsored by soft drinks giant, Pepsi over 10 years ago, but since the beverage makers pulled out, the League has been without a Sponsor.
Telecoms company, Etisalat attempted to take over the League in 2008 for a fee said to have been in the region for around N600 million, but were squeezed out of the deal by rivals Globacom, who insisted on exercising their right of first refusal to NFF properties by taking over the competition.
That plan failed to materialise, and the company later asked the NFF to convert a cheque for N80 million, initially sent to the Glass House for that purpose, to part payment of their national teams sponsorship fee.
Negotiations between the NFF and 01 Noodles are said to have reached advanced stages and should be concluded in time for the start of the new season early next year.