Thursday July 28 2016 - Kabul: Roshan-Afghan Premier league proudly announces that Pamir Group of Companies has joined RAPL, and has signed a three-year cooperation contract with RAPL as “Official Partner”.
To announce this important event, RAPL held a press conference on July 28 2016 at Afghanistan Football Federation.
“Afghanistan’s Football Federation sincerely appreciates Pamir Group of Companies’ three years contract with RAPL as “Official Partner”. Pamir Group of Companies has proofed that beside the business interests, they are the supporters of sport in the country.” Sayed Ali Kazemi, Public Relation Manager of AFF
“It is an honor to announce the beginning of the fifth season of RAPL as the representative of Pamir Group of Companies to the fans of football in Afghanistan. Proudly, Pamir Group of Companies has been a leading company in supporting sport and art in this country, and for sure the partnership with RAPL is a proof of it.” Said Arash Barez, the representative of Pamir Group of Companies.
“We are very happy to see the support of private sector to the Roshan-Afghan Premier League each year. RAPL cordially express its appreciation for the support of Pamir Group of Companies for football. We hope to see more support from private sector.” Hashem Rasouli, Marketing and PR Manager of RAPL
ABOUT PAMIR GROUP OF COMPANIES
Zolal Mowafaq Company which is one of the companies of Pamir Group of Companies was found in 2002 with the capital of 2 million USD, and has started its production in Industrial Park of Herat ever since. The company grew according to the demand of the Afghan market and has been producing the products such as Party Energy, Zolal mineral water, Zamzam Beverage, Zamarud Bevarage, Mani Juice, other flavors of energy drink, and producing and assembling more than 40 types of motorcycle (Pamir). In 2011, in order to boost the quality and harmonize the products with international standards, Pamir Group of Companies has received seven international certificates such as HACCP, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, G.MP, AS18001, OHS, and HALAL which are considered enormous achievement for our country.
ABOUT THE ROSHAN AFGHAN PREMIER LEAGUE (RAPL)
Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL), Afghanistan's first professional football league, was announced on the 9th of July 2012 by the Afghan Football Federation, the first Asian football federation to be admitted to FIFA (in 1948), Roshan, Afghanistan's leading total communications provider, and by the MOBY GROUP, Afghanistan's largest media conglomerate. The APL will consist of 8 teams drawn from all over the country, and will feature Afghanistan's national team players as well as young men who have been selected for each team via a groundbreaking reality TV series called Maidan e Sabz (Green Field). The league's inaugural 16 match season will take place over September and October, with the 8 teams partaking in group play followed by the semi-finals and finals in Kabul's AFF stadium. All matches will be broadcast on MOBY's TOLO (Afghanistan's most popular TV channel) and Lemar (Afghanistan's number one Pashto channel). The matches will also be broadcast on Arman FM and Arakozia FM, two of Afghanistan's leading radio stations, as well as to Afghans worldwide via cable and broadband.
ABOUT THE AFGHAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION (AFF)
Roshan Afghan Premier League 2014 is owned by the Afghan Football Federation (“AFF”). The AFF is the controlling body for the sport in the country and was admitted to FIFA in 1948.
The Afghanistan Football Federation is a Non-Governmental Organization that began serving football activities for Afghanistan in 1922. The federation is a nonprofit body which wanted to establish an environment where people interested in football could join and be a part of a wider community. The federation continues to organize all types of football related activities within Afghanistan through various tournaments, leagues, championships and courses. The Afghanistan Football Federation is recognized by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).
Roshan is the exclusive official Title sponsor of the Roshan Afghan Premier League (RAPL) 2014.
Roshan (Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd) is Afghanistan's leading total communications provider with over 6 million active subscribers and a network that covers over 234 cities and towns in all of the country's 34 provinces.
Roshan is a true Afghanistan success story, serving as a catalyst for economic growth and actively contributing to the country's long-term development. Since its inception in 2003, Roshan has invested over $600 million in Afghanistan and is the country's single largest investor and taxpayer, contributing approximately 5% of the Afghan government's overall domestic revenue.
Roshan directly employs more than 1,300 people, 19% of whom are women, and provides indirect employment to more than 30,000people.
Roshan is deeply committed to Afghanistan's reconstruction and development. The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), part of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), is a major shareholder of Roshan and promotes private initiatives and building economically sound enterprises in the developing world. Also owned in part by Monaco Telecom International (MTI) and Telia Sonera, Roshan brings international expertise to the country and is committed to the highest standards of network quality and coverage for the people of Afghanistan.
ABOUT MOBY GROUP
MOBY Group is one of the leading integrated media and communications groups across South and Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Owning and operating over 17 businesses the group's activities span television, digital, content production, radio, sports and strategic communications. With a reputation for innovative and ground breaking content, Moby's award winning programming has received accolades from the Sundance Film Festival, Reporters without Borders, Foundation de France and the Seoul International Drama Awards.
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