Al Khashti, Al Roudhan, and Hakem during the press conference

KUWAIT: Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced its main sponsorship of the 39th edition of Al Roudhan Ramadan football tournament for the third consecutive year. The event comes under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah.

The announcement was made during a press conference that was held at the company's main headquarters, which witnessed the presence of Zain Kuwait's Chief Corporate Communications and Relations Officer Waleed Al Khashti, Head of Al Roudhan Tournament's Organizational Committee Abdullah Al Roudhan, and Kuwait Sport Club and Kuwait's National Football team captain Hussain Hakem.

During the press conference, Zain Kuwait's Chief Corporate Communications and Relations Officer Waleed Al Khashti commented: "on Ramadan of every year, the Kuwaiti audiences, especially young ones, eagerly look forward with great passion to Al Roudhan tournament, given the fact that it witnesses high levels of professionalism and excitement through both the competing local teams as well as the international football stars hosted".

Al Khashti added: "this tournament is considered the most prominent sports event not just in Kuwait but in the region during the Holy Month of every year, especially that it came under the patronage of H.H. the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah during the past six years. This indicates the great status this tournament reached within the hearts of Kuwaiti audiences and football enthusiasts".

Al Khashti continued: "Zain believes in the support of the various initiatives that contribute to the development of the Kuwaiti sports and youth sectors. We reflect this belief through our support to such distinguished sports events as well as through our support to Kuwaiti athletes in various sports who proudly represent Kuwait in local and international arenas".

Al Khashti stressed that Zain will be present at Al Roudhan tournament on a daily basis, where it will be interacting with the audiences through various competitions, activities, and entertainment programs. The company will also be distributing valuable prizes and holding daily challenges and competitions on its official social media channels.

Head of Al Roudhan tournament's organizational committee Abdullah Al Roudhan commented: "I would like to express my gratitude to HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah for his patronage to Al Roudhan tournament and his endless support to sports and athletes. The honor of having HH the Amir's patronage puts the tournament's organizational committee in face of a huge responsibility to produce a successful and professional sporting event that lives up to this honor".

Al Roudhan continued: "Zain's journey with us started two years ago, and the company was and still is a wonderful contributor to the success of this exciting event. Zain was present daily, giving us endless support and offering our audiences valuable prizes and thrilling activities. We are proud to say that Zain is not just a sponsor, but an integral part of our organizational committee".

Al Roudhan revealed that the 39th edition of the tournament will witness the participation of three international football legends that have millions of fans around the world. This year's star guests include World Cup winners Italian star Andrea Pirlo and Brazilian start Ricardo Kaka as well as French star Karim Benzema.

Zain's support to this unique event is in line with the company's belief in the importance of supporting the youth and sports sectors and encouraging the various sporting initiatives that cater to young people in Kuwait. The event witnesses impressive participation of football enthusiasts from across Kuwait and the GCC, and Zain will remain committed to supporting and sponsoring sports, emphasizing its dedication to the elevation of Kuwaiti youth and sports.