Disclosing this in statement, the energy solution giants said that it signed a partnership agreement with the Confederation of African Football(CAF)on the sponsorshipÂ of the CAF Awards on October 15 at the corporate head office of Aiteo in Lagos.
Speaking on the commitment of Aiteo to the advancement of football in Africa, Executive Vice President, Benedict Peters said, â€˜â€™this sponsorship shows that there is a clear momentum behind Aiteoâ€™s involvement in the game. Buoyed by the success of our corporate social commitment in Nigeria that has resulted in our emergence as the first African nation to qualify for the world cup,we are encouraged to advance our investment in the game to a continental level.
â€˜â€™Our aim is to bolster the profile of African players globally, and encourage budding talents to put in their best. CAF Award shares our values in relation to creating opportunities, healthy competition and recognition for hard work. We plan on using this partnership to truly enrich the fan experience for millions of Africans.â€�Â Peters added.
Also speaking, CAF President, AhmadÂ said, â€œwe. are very glad to welcome Aiteo on board this partnership. Aiteo is distinguished for its commitment to excellence and this sponsorship is a demonstration of its confidence in CAFâ€™s renowned value proposition as a veritable platform for brand extension across Africa. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.â€�
Apart from the CAF President, CAF Vice Presidents, Kwesi Nyantakyi and Omari Selemani; CAF Emergency Committee members Amaju Pinnick and Souleman Waberi were present at the signing ceremony
Dating back to the 1970s, the yearly awards event is organised to honour footballers and individuals who have excelled in various departments of the game.
It brings together those who have made meaning ful contribution to the development of football on the African continent. This partnership further deepens the participation of Aiteo in football.