Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, 24 May 2013: Etisalat, the official sponsor of Etisalat ProLeage, congratulated Al Ain Football Club on winning the Etisalat ProLeage title for the second time in a row. Al Ain team was crowned after their match against Al Nasr which was held at Tahnoon Bin Mohammad Stadium in Al Ain on Friday, 24th May.
This is the second time in a row that Al Ain wins the ProLeague Title, and eleventh in total. Younis Abdulaziz Al Nimr, Chief Human Resources Officer, Etisalat, participated in presenting the trophy and medals to Al Ain team. Marked with a spectacular fireworks display, the ceremony saw enthusiastic celebrations among Al Ain Club fans.
Etisalat thanked both teams for their entertaining performance and the Pro League committee for the successful organisation of the event and said: “Etisalat is a core part of the Emirati society and as a national corporation we are keen to support events across the country, contribute to the wellbeing of the community and deliver unmatched entertainment avenues.
“Furthermore, we recognise the importance of the game in developing society, as well as enhancing sportsmanship, teamwork, and an undying spirit. Its positive impact on health of individuals and popularity, especially among young people, cannot be undermined. Etisalat, is therefore, at the forefront in promoting football in the UAE and sponsors both the league and cup contests in the country. Etisalat also enjoys a strategic association with the UAE Football Association.”
Etisalat's sponsorship has helped develop the commercialization of professional football, which has today become a vibrant and growing economic sector in the nation. Etisalat's sponsorship has helped encourage and support young Emirati football players including Omar Abdulrahman, who is currently the brand ambassador for Etisalat and its corporate social responsibility programs.