Yesterday, Eastern revealed their new sponsor for the forthcoming season. Mainland-based property company Nenking will take over the reigns at the current champions, who also provide sponsorship for CBA basketball team Foshan Longlions. Reports circulating from local media also suggest that Eastern will be renamed ‘Eastern Longlions’ this season.
Perhaps more worryingly, there have been rumours of foreign Foshan players not being paid their wages in the past, and they were sued in 2013 for non-payment of their leading scorer Shavlik Randolph. More updates to follow. (Photo courtesy of Eastern Sports Club)