Manica Diamonds are reportedly close to sealing a kit sponsorship deal with British sportswear company Umbro.

According to NewDay, the Eastern Highlands-based club confirmed yesterday that they were negotiating with the sportswear manufacturing company.

“Yes, we are negotiating with Umbro, but they are not the only company that we are talking to,” Manica Diamonds secretary-general Sugar Chagonda.

“We are also negotiating with quite a number of sportswear organisations. The reason is that we want to have a best and better deal.”

Manica Diamonds who got promoted in the top flight league last season has of late made some progress in becoming a better professional club.

Meanwhile, Umbro recently signed a three-year contract with the country’ football mother body ZIFA. The deal was announced on the 4th of February and it covers all national teams.