Real Tamale United (RTU) have signed a sponsorship agreement worth GH¢200,000 with Nasona Oil Company Limited in Tamale.
The sponsorship package, which runs till the end of the season, will enable the company to refurbish the club’s old bus, provide training kit and replica jerseys and also offer them some logistics such as a new bus if the club should qualify back to the Ghana Premier League (GPL).
Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Tamale Stadium last Sunday, the Chief
Executive Officer of the company, Alhaji Abouba, said the signing of the sponsorship agreement marked the beginning of an expression of the company’s commitment to see to it that the ‘Pride of the North’ would return to the elite division after suffering relegation in 2013.
He said the company wanted to put smiles back on the faces of the people of the north since the region had missed Premier League action over the last five years.
Alhaji Abouba said over the years, the company had been helping several clubs in Ghana, including Techiman City and Bolga AllStars, and rescuing RTU at this moment is something that excites Nasona Oil to help the club qualifies back to the league.
A Board member and acting CEO of RTU, Alhaji Alhassan Alolo, later thanked the company for the sponsorship.
He said the club, which was formed in 1978, had been able to produce great talents such as three times African Player of the Year award winner, Abedi Ayew Pele; Mohammed Choo, Hamza Mohammed, etc. and, therefore, expressed the hope that the sponsorship would go a long way to help RTU to achieve its aim.