Total has reached an agreement with CAF to become the official sponsor of African football for the next eight years.
Total will support CAF’s 10 competitions, starting with the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
“This partnership is a major milestone in our ongoing search for additional resources to accelerate African football’s development, bring its governance up to date, upgrade its sports infrastructure and advance its performance globally,” CAF president Issa Hayatou said.
“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.”
President and Chief Executive Officer of Total Patrick Pouyanné said his company was happy with the opportunity to contribute to the development of the sport on the continent.
Pouyanné said, “We are delighted to partner CAF, because Africa is part of Total’s makeup.Through this commitment, we hope to strengthen ties with our stakeholders and customers through exciting, celebratory events that are always popular, including within our own teams.”