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Partnership agreement signed for Ooredoo Cup


Ooredoo has signed a two-year partnership agreement with the Qatar Stars League (QSL) to sponsor the QSL Cup, which will now be called Ooredoo Cup.

The tournament will start on September 6, 2019, with the participation of First Division clubs. Teams will be divided into two groups and the top four from each group will qualify for the knock-out quarter-finals. The final has been scheduled for March 30, 2020.

The first team and under-23 players are allowed to participate in the tournament, young players in the tournament can also be used to allow them to gain experience and develop their skills.

Executive Director of Marketing, Sales, and Communication at QSL, Hassan Rabiah Al Kuwari said: “We’re proud to partner Ooredoo, one of the largest companies in Qatar. The QSL seeks to support young players and Qatari clubs in this tournament (Ooredoo Cup).”

For her part the Director of Sponsorship, CSR and  Media Strategy at Ooredoo Moza Khalid Al Muhannadi, said: “Supporting sporting events is a key pillar of our corporate social responsibility strategy for a number of reasons, and to this end, we’ve a new slogan for all sporting events to which we put our name; Empower You To Win.

The new Ooredoo Cup is the perfect way in which we can promote a healthy, active lifestyle, encourage community cohesion and support Qatari sports teams. We have a wealth of talent here in Qatar, and we’re proud to be enabling the development of this talent as part of our commitment to Qatar National Vision 2030.

The domestic football season kicked off with the Sheikh Jassim Cup on Saturday, with Al Sadd, coached by Spanish legend Xavi Hernandez, winning the title following a 1-0 win over Al Duhail. Al Sadd now begin their title defence in the QNB Stars League which kicks off tomorrow with a match against Al Wakrah at the Al Sadd Stadium.

Source: Peninsula