Total become new CAF Nations Cup sponsors

Thursday 21 July 2016

/ by Colin Udoh

CAF have announced multinational oil and gas company TOTAL will take over from Orange as the new sponsors of its ten principal competitions.

The new partnership will run for the next eight years, starting with the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, which will now be renamed the Total Africa Cup of Nations.

This partnership is a major milestone in our ongoing search for additional resources to accelerate African football’s development, bring its governance up to date, upgrade its sports infrastructure and advance its performance globally,” Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football said in a statement released by the body. “As a leading multinational in its field, with strong ties to Africa, Total will make a significant contribution to CAF’s initiatives to foster personal and professional growth for young Africans.”

“We are delighted to partner with CAF, because Africa is part of Total’s makeup,” commented Patrick Pouyann√©, President and Chief Executive Officer of Total. “Through this commitment, we hope to strengthen ties to our stakeholders and customers through exciting, celebratory events that are always popular, including within our own teams.”

As the title sponsor of 10 CAF competitions, Total will be seen during:
·         The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). 
·         The African Nations Championship (CHAN). 
·         The CAF inter-club competitions (CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup and CAF Super Cup).
·         The Youth competitions (U-23, U-20 and U-17 Africa Cup of Nations).
·         The Women Africa Cup of Nations.
·         The Futsal Africa Cup of Nations.

No details of the financials involved have been released
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