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Officials at the signing of the sponsorship agreement between Shabab Al Ahli football club and Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District One in Dubai. Image Credit: Courtesy: Shabab Al Ahli

Dubai: Shabab Al Ahli Club will be sponsored by Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District One this season.

The agreement was signed by Mohammad Abdul Nasser Al Khayat, vice president for commercial affairs and Free Zone of Meydan City Corporation and Abdul Latif Al Sayegh of Shabab Ahli.

Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, chairman of the board of directors of Meydan City Corporation, explained that the agreement was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme, and it shows the keenness of the company to support the community.

“We are very happy to sign this agreement with one of the most successful clubs in the country,” he said. “We wish the club all the best in its future endeavours and hope they add more achievements to their impressive record.

“This sponsorship comes in line with the wise leadership’s directives to provide necessary support for sport in order to ensure better representation for UAE at regional and international level.”

Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman sent his thanks to Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District One for the sponsorship.

He praised the support of national companies and institutions for sport in the UAE, in accordance with the directives of the country’s leadership.

“We are lucky to have wise leadership, who are always keen to provide all the needs for the success and excellence of our sport, through the direct support provided by the government, or by strategic partnerships linking clubs and sports institutions with national companies.”