Thursday April 2, 2015. Fiji Airways and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) have today announced a major sponsorship agreement for the 2015 OFC Champions League.
The partnership sees Fiji’s national airline get naming rights for the popular tournament, which will now be known as the 2015 Fiji Airways OFC Champions League.
Twelve teams from the Oceania region will compete in the tournament, with the winner earning a ticket to the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2015.
Participating in this year’s edition are the top clubs from Fiji, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Tahiti and Samoa.
“We’re delighted to enter into this partnership with OFC for the Champions League,” Fiji Airways Board Director Stefan Pichler says of the new partnership.
“This great tournament features the region’s top football clubs and players. This partnership will allow us to promote our brand in a region which we service quite extensively. We look forward to the tournament with great anticipation and wish all the visiting teams the very best.”
OFC General Secretary Tai Nicholas says the opportunity to link with Fiji Airways is a great step forward for the Confederation.
“We are excited at the opportunity to work closely with Fiji Airways promoting what is the most important football competition on the annual calendar for our region,” Nicholas says.
“Fiji Airways has a strong presence in the Pacific region, servicing many of our Member Association nations, so it makes sense for us to be working with them to continue raising the profile of the Fiji Airways OFC Champions League.”
The 2015 Fiji Airways OFC Champions League kicks off on the 11 April, with matches played in Suva and Ba, Fiji. The final will be held on 26 April at ANZ Stadium in Suva.