‎Zain Iraq sponsors the “Towards Creativity” Championship for local football teams in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports‎

‎Zain Iraq sponsors the “Towards Creativity” Championship for local football teams in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports‎


‎ Within the framework of its strategy based on communication with Iraqi youth and its constant efforts to communicate with them at various levels, Zain Iraq, one of Zain Group’s companies, a leading provider of communication services and mobile data in the MENA region, exclusively sponsored the “Towards Creativity” Championship for local football teams in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports which held the championship in all the provinces of Iraq. ‎

‎ The championship, which was launched at an official ceremony on March 21, 2015 at the Second People's Stadium and which ended on December 26 with a closing ceremony at the Sports City in Basra, in the Big Stadium, enjoyed participation by more than 6,000 teams in the first stage from all areas of the provincial regions in Iraq, with 510 teams having qualified for the second stage. In addition, there were teams created for displaced persons and these were included at that stage of the championship. 16 teams qualified for the third and final stage, which kicked off on December 16, 2015. The closing ceremony was attended by about 1500 people. ‎

‎ ‎For his part, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Abdul Hussein Abtan, emphasized the importance of partnerships with institutions and companies active in the country in order to set up tournaments and youth festivals, which will reflect positively on Iraqi society. He stated that, ‎‎” There is no doubt that Zain is regarded as one of the most important corporate sponsors for activities at the Ministry of Youth and it has played an important role in the success of many conferences and festivals.” He added that, “The ‘Towards Creativity’ Football Championship for local teams has reached its final stage and the final ceremony, which is being sponsored by Zain Iraq, reflects Iraq’s bright image.” ‎

‎ ‎Commenting on this partnership Zain Iraq stated that,‎‎” This sponsorship comes to support the ministry on the one hand, and on the other hand to secure a platform for Iraqi youth to connect on home ground, to support the development of the potential of the youth, especially their sports potential, to promote proper and good investment in this potential and to make the relationship with the youth segments in society one that is distinctive and strong.”‎