Doha, Qatar – 13 October 2012 – H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Aamal, and H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of Qatar Football Association (QFA) and Qatar Stars League (QSL), have signed, at Aamal’s headquarters, a partnership agreement by which Aamal will sponsor the National A Team, H.H. Emiri Cup, Sheikh Jassim Cup, Reserve League, Qatar Futsal League and the H.H. Heir Apparent’s Cup.
H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani thanked Aamal for their sponsorship of QFA’s championships, and their continued support for many sporting events held in Qatar, stressing the importance of entering into sponsorship agreements for Sheikh Jassim Cup, Reserve League and Qatar Futsal League as part of QFA’s marketing strategy.
H.E. also noted that the sponsorship agreement with leading Qatari companies will benefit participating football clubs and the championships organized by QFA which is keen on choosing prestigious sponsors who have contributed greatly to the local community.
“Reaching a sponsorship agreement with Aamal is a landmark achievement and we look forward to fruitful cooperation that will benefit both parties,” H.E. said.
For his part, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Aamal, said: “Today’s announcement reflects Aamal’s commitment to promoting sports. The development of sport in Qatar is an important objective of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and is highlighted by Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup. We’re determined to play a proactive and responsible role in promoting sports. Football is a very popular in our community and engages people of all ages. We are delighted to partner with the Qatar Football Association, given its important role in developing this sport in Qatar. I wish all the clubs success for the forthcoming season.”
“Aamal is a leading Qatari conglomerate and we are absolutely thrilled to have them as sponsor of QFA’s championships. The sponsorship agreement with Aamal is part of our newly-formed marketing and sponsorship strategy which centers on promoting multi-championship sponsorships,” said Khalid Al Kuwari, QFA’s Marketing Director said.
“I would like to thank H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Chairman of Aamal, for sponsoring several QFA’s football championships. The sponsorship agreement vividly shows Aamal’s commitment towards supporting football and Qatari youth in general,” he concluded.
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