Dammam- The Arabian Petroleum Supply Company (APSCO), the marketer of the international engine oil, Mobil 1, signed a 5-year partnership agreement with Ettifaq Football Club, under this agreement, Mobil1 becomes one of the Club's first football team sponsors.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Khaled Al-Debel, Chairman of Ettifaq Club, and Talal Albinali, member of the board of directors and head of the marketing committee, and Khalid Altayeb General Manager of lubricant and specialties at APSCO, and Mohammed Islam, Marketing manager
In his speech at the press conference held for this purpose, Khaled Al-Debel assured that the addition of the renowned engine oil brand "Mobil 1" to the umbrella of the Club's sponsors; is an added value. He added that the Club has received several sponsorship offers but singed only with the sponsor that combines quality and veracity.
Meanwhile, Khalid Altayeb described the negotiations between both parties as smooth and fruitful, and wished this partnership agreement to be reflected in good results for the Ettifaq first team in Abdul Latif Jameel, and pointed out that Mobil 1 choice came in view of the great popularity of the Club in the eastern region, as well as being one of the biggest Saudi clubs.
Furthermore, Talal Albinali commented as saying that "Mobil 1" sponsorship goes far beyond just placing the company's logo on the team's shirts, and said that it would be an interactive partnership. Albinali, as well, revealed that the Club launched a special award titled "Mobil 1 award " to be awarded to the best player in each round where the team win or tie, the winner will be named by the golden generation stars and voted by the public.
On the other hand, Mohammed Islam, stressed that APSCO is very proud of this sponsorship, and added that the relationship between both parties will be distinctive in the light of the professional management of the Club.