The Football Federation of Cambodia announced the selection of two primary sponsors of the national football team.
The event at the Sunway Hotel in Phnom Penh on Friday was co-chaired by Mr. Khieu Sameth, Vice President of the Football Federation of Cambodia and the national team head coach Felix Dalmas. Representatives of sponsors MinebeaMitsumi and Smart Axiata were also in attendance as were members of the national football team and federation officials.
Speaking at the ceremony, coach Dalmas expressed his thanks to the sponsors for their support of the national team, adding that he and the whole team would try their best for the development of Cambodian football.
Smart representatives say that the sponsorship would go some way to contributing to the advancement of Cambodian football.
“We feel proud that our company has extended our sponsorship of Cambodian football. We expect the players to do well, in the near future, said a MinebeaMitsumi representative.
Sameth, also the President of the Asean Football Federation, thanked sponsors for their support adding that sponsorship is critical to helping to fund the development of young players.
Smart Axiata, a leading mobile telecommunications operator, currently serves 8 million subscribers under the ‘Smart’ brand. Smart Axiata is part of Axiata Group Berhad, one of Asia’s largest telecommunications groups.
MinebeaMitsumi is a Japanese manufacturer of high-precision components who established a local subsidiary in the Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone in 2010. It is the country’s first manufacturer of precision electronic components and commenced production in 2011.
Cambodia play Iran on Thursday in the third match of their FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 qualifiers.