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Sunderland sign African shirt sponsorship deal

  • English Premier League club Sunderland have announced a deal with not-for-profit group Invest in Africa to become their official shirt sponsor.

    The Black Cats will wear the name of the organization on their shirts for at least the next two seasons.

    Invest in Africa is a partnership of companies set up to promote African business opportunities.

    Sunderland chief executive Margaret Byrne said: "Africa has a wonderful passion for the game, something which is mirrored here in our own North East region.

    Invest in Africa was launched by Tullow Oil, which has discovered several oilfields on the continent in recent years.