Doha: Ooredoo yesterday was named as the official telecommunication partner of the Qatar Stars League. The official signing ceremony, which was held at the Qatar Stars League headquarters at Al Bidda Tower, was attended by Ooredoo’s Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor al-Thani and Qatar Stars League Chief Executive Officer Hani Ballan, along with other senior representatives from both companies.
The new partnership has been designed to encourage more of the country’s diverse community to attend and cheer on their local teams, and with the new strategic agreement, Ooredoo will promote upcoming games via their popular social media pages, as well as encourage young people to take up the sport.
Sheikh Ali Bin Jabor al-Thani, CLRO, Ooredoo Qatar, commented: “Ooredoo believes deeply in supporting and encouraging sports across Qatar, and we hope this partnership will help fill our stadiums for an exciting season. We look forward to working further with the Qatar Stars League, and encourage all of Qatar to try something new and go cheer on your team.”
Hani Ballan, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Stars League, said: “Working with Ooredoo will help us to not only promote our matches, but to plant the seed to support football across Qatar. By 2022, we want to have every match seen by a full crowd in every stadium, so that we can show the world how much we care about the beautiful game and support our players.”
The Qatar Stars League includes 182 matches, which are played by 14 football teams representing areas across Qatar.  As well as supporting local talent, the Qatar Stars League gives residents the chance to see footballing superstars up close, with famous players such as 2006 Asian Player of The Year Khalfan Ibrahim Khalfan al-Khalfan, and Brazilian defender and Al-Sailiya team member Marcelo Tavares.