Young soccer fans train with Paris Saint-Germain in Doha thanks to Ooredoo
The young fans, 10 to 12 years old, were selected from a pool of more than 8,000 based on messages they sent directly to five top Paris Saint-Germain players through an online portal. The fans represent the global reach of the team and the game they play, hailing from from Algeria, Tunisia, Palestine, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, the Maldives and Indonesia.
Visiting Qatar, they were able to watch an exhibition match between Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Milan, as well as participate in a training session with Paris Saint-Germain players.
"We are delighted by the great success of the Ooredoo's 'Fans Do Wonders' Campaign," Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. "We have set the goal for Paris Saint-Germain to become one of the top global sports brands. Our partners are aligned with us on this aim and we are proud to work hand-in-hand to achieve this shared ambition. Together, we can dream even bigger."
Ooredoo officials said the overall goal of the program was to continue its mission of inspiring more young people to get involved in sports by providing an opportunity to mingle with some of the best athletes in the game.
"To see the success of this campaign is truly inspiring. Using our Supernet, we have spread the word of sportsmanship and healthy living across our footprint, and hopefully set in motion the next generation of footballing stars with our technology," Ooredoo Group CEO Sheikh Saud Bin Nasser Al Thani said. "I hope the winners had a great time in Qatar and congratulate Paris Saint-Germain on their victory against Inter Milan."
The "Fans Do Wonders" campaign was the latest in a string of collaborations between Ooredoo and Paris Saint-Germain. The organizations have been working together since 2013 and have also sponsored a number of soccer camps in Qatar, Tunisia, Oman, Algeria, the Maldives and Kuwait.