Sasol Become First Corporate Sponsor of South Africa’s Football Vision

October 11, 2013

Petrochemicals company Sasol has become the first corporate sponsor of the South African Football Association Development Agency (SDA) in a three-year deal worth R 3,000,000 ($300,000).

The SDA are to implement the South Africa Football Association (SAFA) Technical Master Plan, know as Vision 2022, which aims to have all SAFA nation teams ranked in the top three of Africa, and the top twenty in the world in the next ten years.

Sasol’s sponsorship will focus on local football, with the investment helping SAFA regions Gert Sibande and Fezile Dabi. Sasol have a long-standing relationship with South African football, and have been associated with the national under-23 team and women’s football in Banyana Banyana.

Dr Robin Petersen, CEO of the SAFA Development Agency, said: “We are delighted that SASOL has become the first corporate partner in our bold vision to change football from the ground up. Vision 2022 is going to need multiple partners for success, and we hope that SASOL’s confidence in our Vision will inspire others to join.”

Maurice Radebe, Sasol Group Executive, added: “We are excited about this project and it is an excellent example of how we can deliver through partnerships. Sasol’s approach to sustainable development depends on building strong and mutually beneficial relationships and we are proud to be working with the Football Association and contributing to the master plan.”