Bantu Football Club’s (FC) enduring partnership with Metropolitan Lesotho has been given a new lease of life for another three years.
The M3.3 million sponsorship deal sees the two institutions extending their 14-year partnership to 17 more years.
The sponsorship follows the expiration of the previous M2.4 million partnership between the two organisations.
Leuta Leuta, the president of Bantu said they were grateful for the long-term support from Metropolitan over the years and they now view them as partners and just sponsors.
Leuta said the M1.1 million per season sponsorship will ease the clubs’ operational needs.
“This remarkable increase is a testament to the unwavering support and passion you, our devoted fans bring to every game. Your energy fuels our team, and this enhanced partnership reflects the shared commitment that defines our community,” Leuta said.
“We want to express our deepest gratitude to Metropolitan Lesotho, which has been with us every step of the way. Their continued belief in our shared vision has played a pivotal role in our success, and we look forward to achieving greater heights together. This increased sponsorship will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of our beloved club, it will bring us closer to you, the heartbeat of Bantu FC.”
Leuta also urged Bantu supporters to join the Metropolitan-backed Bantu Funeral Scheme for the club’s continued support from Metropolitan.
Motsieloa Nonyane, Metropolitan’s Head of Distribution, said the company has grown from mainly offering insurance services to adding a spectrum of other financial services.
He said their lasting partnership with Bantu is part of their long-term plans.
“Metropolitan Lesotho, Bantu FC have agreed to continue with their partnership for another three years from 2024 to 2026 and it has been signed. We have moved from our previous M2.4 million contract to M3.3 million for the contract.
“We are very proud of the new improvement even though it is not what we had hoped for but due to the previous Covid-19, we had to resort to it. We are also doing the Bantu Funeral Scheme with Bantu FC which is aimed at all Basotho regardless of their differences,” Nonyane said.