(MENAFN - The Peninsula)Dr Durgham Maree (third left first row) CEO Wataniya Mobile; Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani (fourth left) CEO Ooredoo Qatar; Munir Ghannam (fourth right) Palestinian Ambassador to Qatar; and Abdul Fatteh Arar (second right) Manager with Palestine National Under-23 Football Team.
Doha: Ooredoo yesterday hosted the Palestine National Under-23 Football Team at a ceremony at its Doha headquarters as part of its support for sport in Palestine and across its footprint.
The team participating in the West Asian Football Federation Under-23 Championships in Qatar this month was received by Sheikh Saud bin Nasser Al Thani CEO Ooredoo Qatar.
Dr Durgham Maree CEO Wataniya Mobile and Abdul Fatteh Arar Manager of the team were present.
Ooredoo has a long history of supporting sport at grassroots and international level. Along with Wataniya Mobile part of Ooredoo Group the company is the lead sponsor of Palestine’s Premier League and Gaza Strip League in partnership with Palestine Football Association.
Sheikh Saud 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 latest results goals and achievements to fans back home.
“We delighted to host the team in the same week the Palestine flag was raised at the United Nations for the first time. It has been a historic time” he added.
Ooredoo Group is dedicated to creating opportunities for young people and supporting sport across its footprint. It partners with teams including French football club Paris Saint-Germain and is the official partner of Myanmar Football Federation and Football Association of Maldives.
The company is continuing to work with Leo Messi Foundation on its mobile health clinic programme which provides healthcare services in remote areas of Indonesia Myanmar Algeria and Tunisia.