Sasol will sponsor the construction of Vilankulo Arena, which will host the African Beach Soccer Nations Championship. The funding is $300,000 that has been allocated to the Vilankulo Municipal Council that manages the construction of the site.
“The African Beach Soccer Championship will take place in three months, that is, next August, and one of the most important infrastructures for the event to take place has not yet been built: the Vilankulo Arena,” informs O País.
In order for it to be finished within the established deadlines, Sasol, a gas and oil management company, came to support the organization and financed the construction of the undertaking with 300 thousand dollars.
According to Sasol, this partnership with the Vilankulo Municipal Council and the Mozambican Football Federation, for the organization and holding of the Beach Soccer CAN, is a way to actively contribute to the development of national sport.
“The decision to sponsor the Beach Soccer CAN materializes the commitment to create shared value with the communities and continuously contribute to the economic and social development of Mozambique,” said Ovídio Rodolfo, general manager of Sasol.
Moreover, this support of about 19 million Meticals aims to “support the Local Council of Vilankulo to make the logistics of the Beach Soccer CAN feasible, ensuring the construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure needed for the event,” said Rodolfo.
For Sasol, in the voice of its general manager, more than sponsoring this Beach Soccer CAN, “we intend to support a sport that presents excellent performances in international competitions, in which occupies the top 20 in the latest update of the FIFA ranking”, referring to the second place achieved in the CAN 2021, in Senegal, the good performance in the World Cup in Russia, and the conquest of the Cosafa Regional Tournament in South Africa.
With this type of initiative, Sasol intends to contribute to maintaining the high competitiveness of Mozambican athletes and to the massification of sports, including soccer, beach soccer, basketball, both throughout the country and in the province, in particular.
“We believe in sports as a driving factor for local economic activities, with particular emphasis on hospitality and tourism and related services,” said Ovídio Rodolfo.