One of Malaysia’s biggest bankCIMB Group Holdings Berhad – have signed on to become the main sponsor of the Malaysia Super League.

Following the official signing ceremony with Malaysian Football League (MFL), CIMB will sponsor the top flight, Liga Super and also the season opening Piala Sumbangsih or Charity Shield.

The league will now be known as “CIMB Liga Super Malaysia”.

“CIMB are very excited about this partnership and where we hope it will draw added attention to the CIMB Liga Super Malaysia,” said Chief Executive Officer of CIMB Group, Tengku Dato ‘Sri Zafrul Aziz.

“With more than 20 million fans, Malaysian football is the most popular sport in the country and we see our involvement as being a strategic partner.

“Football unites us all and we look at this partnership with MFL as the chance to give back to our customers and their support of the CIMB Liga Super Malaysia.”

Added Datuk Haji Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin, President MFL: “MFL welcomes CIMB Bank as the main sponsor of the league. We are very excited about this partnership considering that CIMB are a very progressive bank in the ASEAN region.”

The CIMB Piala Sumbangsih which is the season opening tie will see Malaysia Super League champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) taking on the Malaysia FA Cup winners Kedah.

The game on 28 February will be played at the Sultan Ibrahim Stadium in Iskandar Puteri.

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