TEAM OF CHOICE ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNER
Maritzburg United FC have announced that they have partnered with the Gift of the Givers Foundation. The announcement was made at the Harry Gwala Stadium on Tuesday, 07 September 2021 by the club chairman Farouk Kadodia.
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The partnership is a major boost for the team, after there were rumours that the club had been sold due to financial difficulties. The chairman made it clear at the conference that the club was not for sale.
The chairman of the club said that they were delighted with the partnership and its historical significance.
“Football is the game of the people in South Africa and gives hope to the people. This is something the Gift of the Givers is a synonymous for, giving hope, so we are extremely proud to be associated with them,” Kadodia said.
Yusuf Docrat for Lottosportza, a sponsor for Maritzburg United said that they will show their
support to the club and Gift of the Givers.
“To illustrate our support, we will create a unique range of dual-branded merchandise that encompasses both the club and the Gift of the Givers,” Docrat said.
The proceeds of the that lotto and Maritzburg United will make will go back to the organisation, Docrat added.
MEC for Sports, Arts and Culture in KZN, Hlengiwe Mavimbela, was present to witness the
ground-breaking partnership and expressed her hope that the partnership would benefit both parties.
“As government, we are proud that Maritzburg have reached this milestone and has seen the impact of sport beyond the playing fields. We trust that this new partnership will benefit both entities and have a significant positive impact on children and vulnerable societies,’’