Posted on October 04, 2015

Ooredoo today hosted the Palestine National Under-23 Football Team at a special ceremony at its Doha headquarters, as part of its support for sport in Palestine and across its footprint. The team, who are participating in the West Asian Football Federation Under-23 Championships taking place in Qatar this month, were received by Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar.

Also taking part in the event were Dr. Durgham Maree, CEO of Wataniya Mobile, and Abdul Fatteh Arar, the manager of the Palestine National Under-23 Football Team. Ooredoo has a long history of supporting sport at grassroots and international level. Along with Wataniya Mobile, part of the Ooredoo Group, the company is the lead sponsor of Palestine’s two top divisions, the Premier League and the Gaza Strip League, in partnership with the Palestine Football Association.

Ooredoo Group hosts Palestine 2 [].jpgSheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al-Thani, CEO, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Ooredoo is proud to make a real contribution to football in Palestine, through support and sponsorship. We are developing incredible experience in using mobile technology to enhance the experience for fans around the world. When national teams take part in international competitions, Ooredoo technology is bringing the latest results, goals and achievements to fans back home.”

“We delighted to host the Palestine team at our headquarters in the same week that the Palestine flag was raised at the United Nations for the first time. Truly, it has been a historic time,” he added. Ooredoo Group is dedicated to creating new opportunities for young people and supporting sports across its footprint. The company partners with a host of high profile teams including French football club Paris Saint-Germain and is the official partner of the Myanmar Football Federation and The Football Association of Maldives.  

The company is continuing to work with the Leo Messi Foundation on its ongoing mobile health clinic programme, which provides healthcare services for remote areas in Indonesia, Myanmar, Algeria, and Tunisia.