Officials at Baniyas Football Company hope that their lead in the Arab Gulf League ranking, as well as their close proximity to the AFC Champions League participation card, will attract the attention of institutions and companies to sponsor them, after the team’s jerseys, since the beginning of the season, have been without the names of sponsoring companies, in A time when other club jerseys are crowded with a host of sponsors.
A source in the Bani Yas Football Club told «Emirates Today» that their doors are open to companies ’offers to sponsor them, whether in the current or next season, regardless of whether or not they achieve the Gulf Arab League title. He added, “We kept asking companies to look at us. Currently, our doors are open. The team is presenting distinguished levels and competing for the league title, and it is definitely an attractive thing for sponsoring companies to stand behind us.”
The source pointed out that the value of sponsorship contracts has not changed following the successes achieved by the team in the current season and topping the ranking, and said: “The packages themselves have not changed after the results that have been achieved, and I think it is the appropriate opportunity for institutions and companies to take care of us, after we drew attention in a good way. We hope that we will succeed in achieving the league title this season, and continue to maintain the same level in the coming years.
The source emphasized that the club’s management pledged to the importance of the team continuing to achieve good results now and in the future, to keep Al-Samawi in the ranks of the top clubs, after he had proven his capabilities with the results. He said, “Maintaining the level is important, and the club has imposed itself as a brand through the results it has achieved in the current season. It is ironic that our club that tops the ranking does not have a sponsoring company, while there are clubs in the league that have sponsorship contracts.”
Emirates Today published a report, at the beginning of the season, about the absence of sponsors at Bani Yas, Khor Fakkan, Al Dhafra and Hatta clubs. Officials in the four companies said that they had tried all means in the framework of attracting sponsors, and said that they had to present offers to certain parties to sponsor them, but they did not find any response, and they agreed that the value of sponsorship for their clubs is not high, and that it is at the same time negotiable.
It is noteworthy that clubs have succeeded in a sponsorship contract with several companies, including the Al-Ahly Youth Club, in its partnership with the Abdul Wahid Al-Rostamani Group, “Nissan Agent”, while Al-Jazira Club signed a partnership agreement with the famous global social networking platform TikTok.
The Sharjah Club, the “league title holder”, has two sponsorship contracts with the Sharjah International Airport Free Zone and the University Hospital in Sharjah. Dubai Real Estate Corporation sponsors the Al Wasl Club, while Fujairah Club has a sponsor who is “Basis for Investment and Development”, while Burjeel Hospital sponsors Al Wahda Club, and Bank continues Abu Dhabi first sponsored Al Ain Club.
Bani Yas topped the Arab Gulf League standings last week for the first time since the start of the season with 48 points, a point behind the second-placed Al Jazira with 47 points, before four decisive rounds until the end of the season, in which Bani Yas is looking to be crowned with the title of the competition, For the first time in its history in the era of professionalism.
On the other hand, the team continued its collective training at the team’s stadium at Al Shamkha Stadium, led by Romanian coach Daniel Isela, in preparation for the strong confrontation that awaits the “heavenly”, when it comes out next Saturday to meet its host Sharjah in the 23rd round of the competition.
Sponsors of the 10 clubs
Shabab Al-Ahly: “Mag” and “Al Rostamani Group”, and “Nike” dress.
Al-Jazeera: “Health Point,” “Tik Tok,” and “Puma.”
Al-Ain: “First Abu Dhabi Bank,” and the dress is “Nike.”
Unit: “Burjeel”, and the dress is “Adidas.”
– Sharjah: “Sharjah Airport Free Zone” and “University Hospital of Sharjah”, and the dress is “Adidas.”
Al-Nasr: “Emirates Islamic Bank,” and the dress is “N95.”
– Al Wasl: “Dubai Real Estate”, and the dress “Umbro”.
Kalba: “Caltex Petroleum”, and the dress is “Eria”.
Ajman: “Ajman Bank”, and the dress is “Adidas.”
Fujairah: “A basis for investment and development”, and “Puma” dress.
• “Al-Samawi” continues its preparations to face Sharjah in the 23rd round next Saturday.
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