The refusal by Dynamos to play wearing the NetOne logo, could have resulted in the cancellation of the first official soccer game before the official beginning of the 2012-2013 season.
According to NetOne Dynamos which was playing Motor Action football club had no problems in playing using the kit sponsored by the company but made a u-turn a day before the match last Sunday, something that could have resulted in the cancellation of the match.
“NetOne, therefore, categorically states that the last minute refusal by Dynamos football club to put on NetOne branded kit amounted to a fundamental breach of the sponsorship agreement between NetOne Cellular (Private) Limited and the PSL,” NetOne said in a statement adding that they are looking at an option to pursue a legal route on the matter.
“NetOne unveiled the kit at a press conference where Dynamos executives and players were present. No objections were made until Friday through the PSL.”
NetOne says it allowed the match to go ahead because football fans had looked forward to the match.
The company said: “NetOne decided to let the match proceed with Dynamos wearing BancAbc kit but made it clear to the PSL that it was assessing its legal options.”
“In the interest of the soccer loving public, both live and televised audiences, NetOne decided to let the match proceed with Dynamos wearing BancAbc kit but made it clear to the PSL that it was assessing its legal options.”
Dynamos beat Motor Action in the final 2-1 in the charity shield match on Sunday.