The German Sports brand Puma has agreed to a deal with the Malaysian Football League to become their official ball supplier until 2024.
Both parties have discussed that Puma will be the official supplier of balls for MFL competitions including the TM Malaysia Cup, the Contribution Cup, the Super League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, and the Challenge Cup.
The deal was agreed fortunately by both the parties thanks to Puma’s distribution partner in Malaysia, Active Sports.
S. Murugeson, the owner of Active Sports, said, “Active Sports has sponsored some of the top teams in the Malaysian league, and we are very pleased to increase our level of involvement with the governing body…The opportunity to work with MFL and Puma in producing the Special Edition Match Ball is an important milestone in the history of Malaysian football.”
MFL president Dato ‘Ab Ghani Hassan said the deal was an important endorsement of the brand and quality of the Malaysian league by a global sports brand, “MFL is very happy with this long-term partnership with Puma and Active Sports at a time when we are facing challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
MFL CEO Stuart Ramalingam said, “We are confident that Puma and Active Sports will reap encouraging sponsorship results from this long-term partnership. The collaboration…ensures that the advantages of football technology, as well as products from Puma, can be enjoyed by millions of football fans in the country through various promotional programs and exciting contests that we will activate in the near future.”
Currently, in the MFL’s Premier League, Sarawak Utd tops the table and is looking forward to winning the league with only a few matches in hand. In the Super League, Johor Darul Ta’zim F.C. tops the league, and with only a single matchday to be played, they will clinch the league title.