Sundowns-Diadora deal still in the air


According to sources close to Sundowns, club boss Patrice Motsepe had meeting with both representative from Puma and Nike, but the latter seem to have won the bid to sponsor the Brazilians next season.

“Sundowns and Diadora had their first meeting last year November about renewing their sponsorship, but again after meeting with Motsepe recently agreed to part ways at the end of the season,” the source said.

“Puma has made the bid to sponsor the team next season, but seemingly the club president has opted for Nike.”

Sundowns’ media and communications manager Mahlatse Mphahlele has confirmed that their sponsorship with Diadora has not yet been renewed and adds that news that Nike is set to be their new partners next season ‘is just speculation’.

“We are still negotiations with Diadora and at this moment nothing yet been finalised. The news that Nike is going to be our technical sponsors next season is just speculation.”