Japanese friends open doors for Black Aces

2014-07-30 18:32

Mpumalanga Black Aces will hold their preseason training in Japan next year.

This follows the announcement today of the club’s partnership with a Japanese company, the International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS), on a two-year sponsorship.

The company is the official Aces shirt sponsor.

ISPS was founded by Japanese philanthropist Dr Haruhisa Handa in 2006 to support charitable causes through sport.

Handa did not reveal the value of the sponsorship, saying it was “confidential because it’s too big”.

He added that some of the benefits of the partnership with Aces will include inviting the club’s players to Japan one day for a friendly match.

Handa, who holds a degree in economics, is a passionate golf supporter and his company backs major events such as the men’s and women’s Sunshine Tour and the Asian Tour.

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