August 25, 2016 02:00 AM NPT
ANFA officials, office bearers of Boys Union Club and representatives of Divine Wines display the jersey after signing a sponsorship deal in the capital on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Divine Wines, a product of Shree Mahakali Wine Pvt Ltd, has signed a record sponsorship deal with B Division outfit Boys Union Club in the capital on Wednesday.
As per the agreement, Divine Wines will provide cash of Rs 1.5 million to the club. In return, the club will be named Divine Boys Union in any tournament it plays throughout the year. The club will also promote the wine as its goodwill ambassador. It is the highest sponsorship amount any B Division club has earned so far in Nepali football.
Kishmat Adhikari, president of Mahakali Wine, and Satrudhan Rajbhandari of Boys Union signed the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.
Boys Union, one of the oldest football clubs of the country established in 2009 BS, is currently playing Martyrs Memorial B Division League football tournament that kicked off on Sunday. Boys Union faced 0-3 defeat at the hands of Satdobato Youth Club in the first match of the campaign on Monday.
Boys Union was one of the most successful club during the 2030s (BS) and has also won the top-tier league title once during the period. But it was relegated to the second tier three years ago.
Speaking on the occasion, Boys Union President Rajbhandari said that the support from Mahakali Wine will boost its ambition of returning to A Division football.
Meanwhile, former president of the club Kuber Raut gave Rs 20,000 to the club, member Hira Dangol provided Rs 10,000, ANFA Vice President Karma Tshering Sherpa Rs 5,000 and executive member Dharma Krishna Shrestha provided cash support of Rs 2,000 during same function.
Expressing satisfaction with the partnership, Divine Wines President Adhikari said that the he was happy with the association with the club. He also urged the players to promote the club to A Division and provide the company with an opportunity for sponsorship in the next season as well.