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Be Forward, Nomads sign new contract

By Ronald Mpaso:

FISD Challenge Cup champions Be Forward Wanderers got a New Year’s gift Thursday after signing a three-year sponsorship deal with sponsor, Be Forward Limited.

The deal, which was signed with the Japan-based second hand car dealers via Skype, is worth about K150 million per season, subject to review.

Wanderers will also get an extra K15 million should they win the TNM Super League title in any of the three years.

The Nomads’ General Secretary, Mike Butao, said the sponsorship could rise to K195 million should the team win the title in all the three years of the deal.

“We are expecting even more as the contract is subject to review every year. Be Forward will also empower us to go commercial. This also means more money for the team,” Butao said.

He said the two parties also agreed that the contract will be renewed when it expires after the 2021 season.

Butao said the development is good for his club as planning around a one-year sponsorship was tricky.

“We are now at peace with ourselves. Life is better now. We can plan in the long term and achieve our goals. It is pleasing and gratifying that Be Forward has shown trust, confidence and satisfaction in the manner we have been managing the sponsorship,” he said.

Butao said stakeholders at Lali Lubani Road will sit down to determine which projects to embark on in their commercialisation drive.

Be Forward started bankrolling Wanderers in 2015 with an initial K70 million which has gone up to K150 million over the years.

The company has been renewing the contract at the beginning of every season and the new development means the Nomads are now assured of steady sponsorship until the 2021 season.

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