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Ricketts 'excited' about JFF, Umbro partnership

Published:Thursday | December 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Michael Ricketts said that he is excited about the imminent partnership with British football equipment makers Umbro.

Ricketts and other members of the JFF are currently in Panama where the deal will be announced live on the federation's social media pages later today.

However, he would not reveal much about the new deal, which is expected to surpass the estimated $680 million value of the last partnership with Dubai-based Romai, which ran from July 2015.

"I'm pretty excited about this deal," Ricketts told The Gleaner. "Hopefully, all goes well tomorrow (Thursday). But after the signing has been made official, I will be in a better position to say how I feel."

Umbro, with its new sponsorship, will provide jerseys and other equipment for all men's and women's national teams at all age groups.

Umbro currently provides jerseys for Peru and Serbia, who will feature in next summer's FIFA World Cup in Russia. The brand also sponsors Jamaica's fellow CONCACAF teams Canada, El Salvador, and Guatemala. It is also the official kit maker for English Premier League clubs AFC Bournemouth, Everton FC, West Ham United, and Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.