Italian Serie B side FC Bari 1908, which were recently purchased by Datuk Dr. Noordin Ahmad, have been rumoured to receive a financial injection of €5 million (RM22 million) annually for the next five years from Malaysia’s biggest oil and gas company, Petronas.
Noordin Ahmad met with The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia, Datuk Abdul Samad Othman, to confirm the RM53 million purchase of FC Bari.
“Noordin Ahmad was in Bari last week and he was not alone. He was accompanied by Ahmad Samad and they discussed the club’s future,” quoted by an Italian newspaper, Barinelpallone.
“The meeting was in regards to the potential sponsorship from Petronas, an oil and gas company in Malaysia, of a deal worth €25 million (RM110 million) in the span of five years.
Petronas is the main sponsor for the Mercedes-Benz Formula One team.