Ya hey..not a good sign when your clothing sponsor drops their sponsorship deal because of match-fixing claims hey. Well that’s exactly what happened today when Puma announced they will no longer be sponsoring the SA national soccer team…with immediate effect. The announcement is in relation to allegations that Safa were involved in a match fixing scandal prior to the 2010 World Cup where referees are accused of being bribed to fix matches involving Bafana Bafana.
This is the second blow to Bafana after ABSA announced they won’t be renewing their sponsorship at the end of 2013.
“Puma can confirm it exercised the right to terminate its technical and licensed partnership with the South African Football Association (Safa). Following match fixing allegations made against SAFA along with inappropriate responses from within the football organisation (including the suspension of senior officials), PUMA terminated the contract with immediate effect. PUMA abides by a [more HERE]