'It's insane!' SA sports federation heads fume over near-billion-rand Spurs sponsorship proposal

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Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu
Tourism minister Lindiwe Sisulu
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The Department of Tourism and SA Tourism's proposal to sponsor English Premiership club Tottenham Hotspur has been met with opprobrium by some federations, with Netball South Africa president Cecilia Molokwane labelling the potential move as "insane".

On Wednesday morning, the Daily Maverick reported the department, which is headed by Lindiwe Sisulu, and its state-owned entity SA Tourism proposed a three-year deal worth £42.5 million (about R900 million) starting at the beginning of the 2023/24 English Premier League season and ending at the end of the 2026/27 season.

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