Caltex, Mobitel Sponsor New Football League

The US petroleum giant Cal­tex, mobile phone company MobiTel and TV5 will sponsor a new football league slated to kick off on Saturday.

The 10-team Cambodia Foot­ball League will be the country’s second, along with the existing Marlboro League, Cambodian Football Federation President Sin Sok said Thursday.

Caltex is paying $70,000 for its two-year sponsorship deal, according to a company official. The other sponsors could not be reached for comment on Thurs­day.

The first game is scheduled for Sa­turday afternoon between teams from Kompong Cham and the State Secretariat of Civil Avia­tion. Defense co-Minister Tea Banh is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony.

US tobacco giant Philip Morris, the manufacturer of Marl­boro, had not yet decided whether to renew its three-year sponsorship contract when it expires this year, Sin Sok said. Marlboro distributors have said the decision will depend on Cambodia’s political climate.


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