The Premier Soccer League has announced a new sponsorship for the National First Division.
GladAfrica Group will now sponsor the NFD and the league will now be known as the GladAfrica Championship for the next five years.
The winners of the league will pocket R3 million at the end of the season, with the under-23 rule retained and the same format of play-offs at the end of the season, which have been in the second tier for some years now.
The second-placed club will pocket R1.5 million and third place R1 million.
"We are naturally pleased and appreciate GladAfrica's visionary recognition of the strategic fit in anchoring a developmental football property that the National First Division is," said PSL Chairman Irvin Khoza, who added that the GladAfrica Championship matches will be shown on television.