South Africa’s Platinum Stars seal seven-figure deal

Acelli is replacing Umbro as the technical sponsor of top-tier South African soccer club Platinum Stars. 

Acelli is replacing Umbro as the technical sponsor of top-tier South African soccer club Platinum Stars. 

The deal will run for three years and see South Africa-based Acelli supply all kit to the Premier Soccer League outfit. Umbro has produced the team’s kit for the previous two years.

According to South African reports, the deal is likely worth around R$3 million (US$280,000) in total.

The new kits will be debuted when the Platinum Stars face Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN 8, the country’s oldest cup competition.

“There has been a culture of not being transparent in football in South Africa and as Platinum Stars we want to break that culture and announce the value of our sponsorship with Kevro Sport [Acelli],” club chairman Ratanang Nke told Kickoff.com.