National First Division (GladAfrica Championship) trophy was officially unveiled on Wednesday, 5 August by the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza and GladAfrica Group Chairman Noel Mashaba.
PSL Chairman Dr. Irvin Khoza said: “This partnership between the PSL and GladAfrica is an exciting relationship because it celebrates the African story of excellence. We must thank GladAfrica for being part of our family.
“We know they are strong in engineering services and you can see that this new trophy is as a result of attention to detail. It is something to be proud of. This current season in the GladAfrica Championship has been very exciting and unpredictable and this has always been the strength of our League.”
GladAfrica Group Executive Chairman Mr Noel Mashaba says the unveiling of the trophy marks a major milestone in the partnership with the PSL.
GladAfrica Group Executive Chairman Mr Noel Mashaba said: “Since entering into this partnership with the PSL, we have spent a significant amount of time trying to figure out what symbol would best represent our commitment to this beautiful sport that is so much loved the world over.
“We wanted a product that embodies the values and traditions of GladAfrica as a business while embracing the spirit of football and the people of this continent for whom football means everything. From the initial draft design, we moved from one amendment to another until such time that we were satisfied with what we saw with our eyes. It was an involved and often taxing process.”
The league winners this season will pocket R3 million – an increase from R300 000. The runners-up will receive R1.5 million with the third-placed club getting R1 million.