KUWAIT: Zain recently joined in officially crowning Kuwait SC as Champions of the Zain Premier League (Dawri Zain) during the special ceremony held at Kuwait Stadium in Kaifan during the closing round of the 2022/2023 season. The event was attended by scores of Kuwait SC fans who were eager to see their favorite team lift the top tier’s trophy. Zain took to the field to join in crowning the Champions during the ceremony that was attended by Kuwait Football Association Chairman Abdullah Al Shaheen, Zain Kuwait Chief Corporate Affairs and Relations Officer Waleed Al Khashti, KFA Vice Chairman for Financial Affairs Ahmad Al Enzi, Kuwait SC Chairman Khalid Al Ghanim, and the club’s board members.
The company congratulated Kuwait SC players and officials on attaining the championship title for the second consecutive year, finishing on top with a total of 55 points. In addition, the team recorded a historic achievement by becoming the club with the most Kuwait Premier League titles with 18 titles in its history. Kuwait SC secured the title two weeks before the season’s last match, and the official crowning and trophy presentation came in the last match of the closing round.
Zain joined in crowning the Champions as part of its official sponsorship of the KFA’s competitions for the 2022-2026 seasons, including the Kuwait Premier League (Dawri Zain), the Zain First Division League, HH the Amir’s Cup, HH the Crown Prince’s Cup, and the KFA Cup (Zain Cup). As the Official Sponsor, Zain offers KD 50,000 worth of prizes for athletes and fans per season, which is the biggest prize pool ever to be distributed in the Kuwaiti League’s history. By dedicating cash prizes for athletes, the company seeks to encourage players to pursue excellence and elevate the league’s performance.
Zain’s role centered around three main areas: supporting athletes with cash prizes, launching social events and interacting with fans at stadiums, and the first-ever Fantasy Football League in Kuwaiti football’s history. These contributions and more went in line with the KFA’s vision to further enrich the local football scene, given that it is the most beloved sports among Kuwaitis.
Zain firmly believes that the private sector has a vital and active role in developing the local sports and youth sectors, and it makes this belief a reality by sponsoring and supporting some of the biggest sports programs in the nation. This partnership with Kuwait’s top football competition comes to strengthen the leadership role Zain plays in the local sports scene and is perfectly in line with the company’s sustainability and social responsibility strategy towards the sports and youth sectors.