Friday, 03 December 2021 01:29 GMT

Ooredoo renews agreement with QFA to sponsor Amir Cup final


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Doha: Ooredoo has signed a sponsorship renewal agreement with the Qatar Football Association (QFA), under which Ooredoo will be the Official Telecommunications Partner for the tournament's final.

The Amir Cup Final, the culmination of the 49th Amir Cup, is set to be held at the newly- completed Al Thumama Stadium tomorrow (October 22). The Amir Cup is a much-anticipated competition featuring all the teams from Qatar's first and second division. Knockout early stages determine which teams face each other in a battle for the trophy; this year, Al Sadd and Al Rayyan, both of which have succeeded in previous rounds, will step onto the pitch aiming for glory.  

The newly completed Al Thumama World Cup Stadium can accommodate some 40,000 fans. The 5G-enabled stadium will host matches up to and including the semi-final of this year's FIFA Arab Cup 2021 and, further ahead, will be the site of matches in the upcoming football mega-event in 2022 including a quarter-final. 

Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad bin Nasser Al Thani, Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo, said:“We are proud to sponsor the Amir Cup Final, a sponsorship that represents a continuation of our support for the Amir Cup tournament and our keenness on its success. We are particularly proud to be associated with such a special match; it is to be held at the new Al Thumama World Cup Stadium. It will be the first post-pandemic match in Qatar to be held with a full-capacity crowd at the stadium. Ooredoo is a staunch, longstanding supporter of football in Qatar, based on the company's strategy and its commitment to supporting local sports in general. We look forward to seeing a successful final on all fronts and hope everyone enjoys such a hotly anticipated match.”

Mansour Al Ansari, Secretary-General of the Qatar Football Association, said:“There is no doubt that the partnership between Ooredoo and the Amir Cup is a longstanding, mutually beneficial partnership. Our presence today reflects the importance of the ongoing cooperation between the two entities, and we are looking forward to extending the scope of our joint work, especially with the services Ooredoo is providing during this event, which will add value to the final match from a commercial, marketing and media perspective.

We thank Ooredoo for their support in The Amir Cup final match. We are delighted to be continuing this partnership, which creates an excellent platform to connect with people across various segments who are passionate about Amir Cup and football in general.”

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