Thursday Jul 21, 2016. 11:11
Multi-national oil company Total is the new title sponsor of the Africa’s foremost football event, the Africa Cup of Nations, according to a statement from the Confederation of African football.
Total will replace telephone company Orange as the AFCON title sponsors.
The Total sponsorship is for the next eight years.
The sponsorship also covers the women’s AFCON, U17, U20, U23 AFCONS, the CHAN as well as the CAF Champions League, Confederation Cup and Super Cup.
“This partnership is a major milestone in our ongoing search for additional resources to accelerate African football’s development,” said CAF President Issa Hayatou.
“As a leading multinational in its field, with strong ties to Africa, Total will make a significant contribution to CAF’s initiatives to foster personal and professional growth for young Africans.”
Total has operations in 40 African countries and it is one of the major contributors to the continent’s economy.