Rwandan side Rayon Sports has agreed to a five-year sponsorship deal with Airtel-Tigo worth RwF240m ($250,000).
Club president Satade Munyakazi confirmed the partnership adding that the signing ceremony will be held later this week.
In the deal, the club will be receiving RwF4m ($4,000) monthly and the club will have the Airtel-Tigo logos on the chest.
The development comes at a time when the club's deal with Belgian beer manufacturer Skol is on rocky grounds with the club holding out for an improved package. The talks between the two parties have collapsed.
“We are happy because this sponsorship will help in addressing different financial constraints the club has faced especially recently with the suspension of the league of the Coronavirus pandemic,” Munyakazi said.
Reports indicate that the club is undergoing financial difficulties and have not paid their players and staff salaries since January this year.
The club has also encouraged its massive fan base to send their usual contributions to the club through Airtel money.
The league and other sporting activities were suspended on March 15 as the government outlined measures to combat the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
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