September 21 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has added a new sponsor with Abu Dhabi Airports Company agreeing a deal to support the AFC’s national teams and club competitions.
Abu Dhabi Airports Company will become the official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, Final Round and at other national team competitions – including the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in the United Arab Emirates – as well as the AFC Champions League and the AFC Cup.
AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa welcomed Abu Dhabi Airports Company as an AFC sponsor saying: “For global brands such as Abu Dhabi Airports Company, the AFC competitions provide an opportunity to promote – and share – the game’s strength and popularity in Asia. In the AFC Vision and Mission, we set the target of engaging with more and more fans to reinforce our position as the number one sport in Asia. This sort of cooperation helps with that objective. We look forward to a fruitful and mutually beneficial partnership.”
Abu Dhabi Airports Company Chairman, Ali Majed Al Mansoori, added: “Abu Dhabi Airports’ sponsorship of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will enhance our growing international profile as a world-class global travel hub, connecting the vibrant nations of Asia with the rest of the world, via our home in Abu Dhabi, while supporting the increasing popularity of football in Asia. We look forward to working with the AFC and the benefits that this new partnership will bring to both entities.”
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