KUALA LUMPUR: This season’s Malaysia League (M-League) competition is set to get about 15 sponsors, which is a larger number of sponsorships than the previous season, said Malaysian Football League (MFL) chief executive officer Datuk Stuart Ramalingam.

“We have 12 (sponsors) that are valid and another three in the final negotiations and we think by the time the league starts, there will be 13 and the remaining two sponsors will join around the first quarter of the league.

“There are still discussions regarding legislation and the process we need to adhere to. We hope that in the 2024/2025 season, there will be 15 sponsors in total,“ he said.

He said this after a signing ceremony with Hong Leong MSIG Takaful as one of the new sponsors here today.

Stuart added that the MFL is also looking for the main sponsor (title sponsor) for the two Cup tournaments in the M-League.

“The Super League starts next week while the Malaysia Cup and the FA Cup kick off in the later part of the season, so hopefully we can find the main sponsor for both Cups before the first match starts,“ he said.

The M-League last season had 12 sponsors, with six of them staying on as sponsors for the new season, which will kick off with the Charity Shield match between Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) and Selangor FC on May 10.