Kano Pillars FC, former Nigeria Professional Football League champions, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Aspira Nigeria, a Kano-based private company, for the 2020/2021 football season.
The partnership makes VIVA, the company’s flagship brand, and one of the leading detergent and multipurpose soap brands in Nigeria, as the official sponsor of Kano Pillars FC for the season for N60Million Naira.
Chairman of the club, Surajo Shaaibu Yahaya Jambul, said the signing of the MoU was part of the club’s determination to bring private organisations in the running of the club affairs to reduce dependence on the state government.
He thanked the management of the company for accepting the club demand, explaining that they requested many companies to partner with them but only Aspira Nigeria responded.
Surajo Jambul assured that the company would not regret partnering with the club.
Earlier, Ahmad Haruna Zago, Chairman of ASPIRA Nigeria, said they agreed to partner with Kano Pillars FC to promote football in Nigeria.
Zago commended the chairman of the club for making efforts to convince the company to agree to the partnership.
He described the Kano Pillars chairman as a visionary leader.
Haruna Zago, chairman, ASPIRA Nigeria and Santhosh Kumar Nair, head of marketing, Aspira Nigeria Ltd. presented the Jerseys to the club.