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CAF, Tecno seal AFCON sponsorship agreement



THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced mobile phone maker Tecno as one of the sponsors of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The deal with Tecno is for the next edition of the continent’s biggest tournament, which is scheduled for Cote d’Ivoire in January and February 2024.

“The Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) and global technology company TECNO Mobile concluded an Agreement in terms of which TECNO Mobile becomes one of the Official Sponsors of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023,” CAF said in an official statement made available to Naija Times last night.

“TECNO Mobile will be the exclusive smartphone partner of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.

“CAF and TECNO Mobile concluded their partnership during a ceremony in Singapore on 21 September 2023 attended by the CAF General Secretary, Mr Véron Mosengo-Omba marking a new exciting era between the two Organizations.”

CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe says there are more of such deals the continental ruling body is working on.

“CAF is delighted about the new Sponsorship Agreement between CAF and TECNO Mobile. There are discussions underway with several global companies that are very keen to sponsor and partner with CAF for the exciting CAF Competitions including the very popular Africa Cup of Nations (“AFCON”) Competitions,” the South African billionaire businessman said.

“The partnership between CAF and TECNO Mobile is significant as it brings together the Continents of Asia and Africa that account for the largest and youngest population in the World. This relationship will drive African football and CAF into a new and exciting market. TECNO Mobile has a strong footprint on the African Continent and we look forward to building a mutually beneficial partnership with them.

“We welcome TECNO Mobile to the African Football Family as our newest partner for the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations Côte d’Ivoire 2023.”

Mr Jack Guo, TECNO Mobile General Manager, said: “This collaboration represents a momentous step for TECNO as we join hands with one of the most prestigious sporting events in the continent. TECNO has always been deeply committed to Africa.

“We look forward to a dynamic partnership that not only showcases our brand’s commitment but also underscores the value and appeal of African football to a wide range of global partners.

“Together with the African Football Family, we are confident that we will achieve great success and create lasting memories for football and TECNO fans around the world.”

The next edition of AFCON will be held in Cote d’Ivoire from January 13 to February 11, 2024.


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