MultiChoice DStv to be announced as new PSL Premiership title sponsors after Absa

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The PSL earlier this year parted ways with Absa, who ended a 16-year partnership with domestic football – 13 of which were as title sponsors of the Premiership while another three were through the Absa Cup, which is now sponsored by Nedbank.

snl24.com/kickoff has received information from an impeccable source that DStv, a division of the MultiChoice Group, is set to be announced as the League's new sponsor on a long-term deal, with details regarding the value and official name of the competiton yet to be confirmed.

Chairman Irvin Khoza has called a press conference at the SuperSport Studios in Randburg on Thursday evening (18h00), when it is expected all the particulars of the deal will be announced.

MultiChoice, who are also the sponsors of the reserve league known as the Diski Challenge and Diski Shield competitions, recorded a profit of R1.87-billion for the financial year ending March 2020, according to their own report.

The 2020/21 domestic season is expected to kick off on the weekend of 17 October, shortly after the completion of the FIFA international week set for 7-15 October, though this is still to be approved by government.

Several new clubs will also be participating including GladAfrica Championship winners Swallows FC, TS Galaxy and Tshakhuma Tsha Madzivhandila. The latter two have bought their respective statuses from Highlands Park and Bidvest Wits.

BidVest Group was previously linked to the title sponsorship following their decision to cut ties with Wits, but it appears that they have opted not to pursue the opportunity.

16. PLK City - Absa Prem 16th: R440K + TKO L16: R4
16. PLK City - Absa Prem 16th: R440K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank L32: R100K = R990K
15. AmaZulu - Absa Prem 13th: R620K + TKO L16: R45
15. AmaZulu - Absa Prem 13th: R620K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank L32: R100k = R1.17-million
14. Leopards - Absa Prem 15th: R495K + TKO L16: R4
14. Leopards - Absa Prem 15th: R495K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank QF: R400K = R1.35-million
13. Stellenbosch - Absa Prem 10th: R825K + TKO L16
13. Stellenbosch - Absa Prem 10th: R825K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank L32: R100K = R1.38-million
12. Chippa - Absa Prem 11th: R750K + TKO QF: R650K
12. Chippa - Absa Prem 11th: R750K + TKO QF: R650K + Nedbank R16: R200K = R1.6-million
11. Arrows - Absa Prem 12th: R690K + TKO SF: R1m +
11. Arrows - Absa Prem 12th: R690K + TKO SF: R1m + Nedbank L32: R100k = R1.79-million
10. Baroka - Absa Prem 14th: R565K + TKO L16: R450
10. Baroka - Absa Prem 14th: R565K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank SF: R1m = R2.02-million
9. *Celtic - Absa Prem 8th: R1.2m + MTN8: R800K +
9. *Celtic - Absa Prem 8th: R1.2m + MTN8: R800K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank TBC = R2.45-million (*R7-million or R2.5-million still up for grabs in Nedbank Final)
8. Highlands - Absa Prem 9th: R885K + MTN8: R800K
8. Highlands - Absa Prem 9th: R885K + MTN8: R800K + TKO QF: R650K + Nedbank QF: R400K = R2.74-million
7. Maritzburg - Absa Prem 7th: R1.32m + TKO runner
7. Maritzburg - Absa Prem 7th: R1.32m + TKO runners-up: R1.75m + Nedbank R16: R200K = R3.27-million
6. CT City - Absa Prem 6th: R1.56m + Absa Q4: R1.5
6. CT City - Absa Prem 6th: R1.56m + Absa Q4: R1.5m + MTN8: R800K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank L32: R100K = R4.41-million
5. Wits - Absa Prem 4th: R2.5m + MTN8: R800K + TKO
5. Wits - Absa Prem 4th: R2.5m + MTN8: R800K + TKO L16: R450K + Nedbank SF: R1m = R4.75-million
4. Pirates - Absa Prem 3rd: R3.75m + Absa Q3: R1.5
4. Pirates - Absa Prem 3rd: R3.75m + Absa Q3: R1.5m + MTN8: R800K + TKO QF: R650K + Nedbank L32: R100K = R6.8-million
3. SuperSport - Absa Prem 5th: R1.8m + MTN8 champs
3. SuperSport - Absa Prem 5th: R1.8m + MTN8 champs: R8m + TKO QF: R650K + Nedbank L32: R100k = R10.55-million
2. Chiefs - Absa Prem runners-up: R7.5m + Absa Q1
2. Chiefs - Absa Prem runners-up: R7.5m + Absa Q1 + Q2: R3-million + TKO SF: R1m + Nedbank R16: R200K = R11.7-million