By Adebayo Williams
The EFL Cup has been renamed again after the Football League found new sponsors for the competition. The cup, previously known as the Capital One Cup, will now be called the Carabao Cup from next season. The deal with Carabao runs until 2020, the EFL said.
Shaun Harvey, EFL Chief Executive, said: ”This is a significant agreement for both parties and I’m delighted to welcome Carabao on board as an official title sponsor of the EFL Cup.
”We are equally as pleased that in a tough and competitive sponsorship marketplace we have managed to agree on a deal that meets with our valuation of the property.
”We opted to take our time in bringing this matter to a successful conclusion and feel we have now secured the best outcome possible for the EFL and the clubs we represent.
”Of course, it was imperative the deal met Carabao’s requirements and the inventory has been designed to ensure it complements their existing and future marketing strategies.
”I’d like to thank the Carabao team for their approach throughout the very positive negotiations and myself, and the team, look forward to working closely with them in the years to come.
”As a well-established brand in football, Carabao is a perfect fit for the EFL and I have no doubt that throughout its duration, this partnership will prove mutually beneficial as we collectively look to boost our profile and exposure in local and international markets,”