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KIA strikes a partnership with AZKALS and Global FC to support football in PH


Colombian Autocar Corporation (CAC), exclusive distributor of Kia Motors in the Philippines, a supporter of Philippine football for more than three years now has reinstated its partnership with the national football team, the Philippine AZKALS.

Teaming up with the national football team

On Aug. 29, 2013, the contract signing event was attended by Mr. Dodie Gañac and Ms. Precious Casao of CAC and Mr. Dan Palami, Philippine Azkals and Global FC Team Manager, and Ms. Jopet Concio representing both football teams.

CAC Vice President for Marketing Mr. Dodie Gañac commends this endeavor with the Philippine AZKALS as “another step for Kia to tap the young and the young-at-heart.” He adds, “the AZKALS represent determination, excellence and inspiration and Kia is very proud to stand behind this team in elevating these positive values. We at Kia and CAC see the value of sports in character- and nation- building and through this bond; we hope to bring nothing but optimism and encouragement to people.”

CAC and KIA as a major team co-sponsor of the Philippine Azkals will further promote and foster the growth of the Azkals and the Philippine football scene through relevant events and activities. Furthermore, Kia will also be the official transport provider for the Philippine Azkals.

Global FC joins KIA’s football-related initiatives

Also, Kia extends its support to the Global Football Club or Global FC as its major sponsor and transport provider of the team. Global FC is known as strong contenders in national football tournaments and maintains field top finishes in the 2012 United Football League and 2011 PFF National Men’s Championship.

Starting the renewed collaboration, the Philippine Azkals and Global FC each played a role for a successful Kia Cup 2013. Apart from tune-up matches among various school clubs and teams from the Metro, the Kia Cup 2013 also hosted a soccer clinic for the kids. Present at the soccer clinic were Philippine Azkals team captain, Chieffy Caligdong, players James and Phil Younghusband, Misagh Bahadoran, Carlie de Murga and OJ Porteria. Global FC also participated in the Kia Cup 2013 and bagged the Championship in the Men’s Open division.

Kia’s partnership with the Philippine Azkals and Global FC marks another milestone on the road to enriching the football experience in the Philippines.