The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the England-based sportwear manufacturer Umbro have signed a US$4-million [approximately J$500 million and £2.9m] kit sponsorship deal.
The new agreement begins in 2018 and will run for four years. It will see the brand outfitting Jamaica’s men’s and women’s teams. The kits, will be worn for the first time as the senior ‘Reggae Boyz’ begin their 2022 World Cup qualification.
JFF President Michael Ricketts also released a statement. He said players from the Red Stripe Premier League will benefit outside of the national incentive portion of the deal.
“One player from each Premier League Club is to be sponsored by Umbro,” he said. Ricketts pointed out that parts of the agreement could see “incremental increases annually” in an incentive and performance-based scheme.
“I am very positive that this will be a mutually beneficial partnership. Umbro is a famous name in football around the world and we are looking forward to revealing the new kits to our fans. We are looking for positive things from our national teams, and this will be an excellent start,” noted Ricketts.
In a release from the JFF, Umbro’s Managing Director Anthony Little said he was happy with the new addition to their portfolio of clients.
“We’re very pleased to have added the Jamaican national team to our roster of clubs around the world. The team has a unique culture that fits perfectly with Umbro’s values and, combined with our unparalleled kit design and footballing insight, should make a fantastic partnership,” he was quoted as saying.
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