Ooredoo Presents “Al Rihla”, the Official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Ball to President of Maldives

PUBLISHED May 15, 2022 | updated May 15, 2022 02:39

Ooredoo Maldives Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Khalid Al-Hamadi has presented the official World Cup 2022 ball, Al Rihla to His Excellency President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at the President’s Office. Mr. Khalid and HEP, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih discussed continued collaborations to enable a Digital Maldives, this includes expansion of 5g coverage across Maldives, strengthening national telecom infrastructure by connecting Maldives to Europe and Singapore via peace cable network, introduction of innovative new services to power local industries. 

'Al Rihla', the official ball for the 2022 World Cup was unveiled earlier this year and is said to be the fastest ball "in flight" in the history of the competition. The ball was presented as a token of Ooredoo’s commitment to create unforgettable experiences for the football fans across the Maldives during the upcoming festive season of the World Cup 2022 to be held in Qatar. Ooredoo also invited the president to Qatar to watch a game and join the festivities of this years most anticipated sporting event. 

“Football has always been a sport that brings people together creating cherishable moments regardless of age or which team we support. Ooredoo being the Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, we are committed in enabling our communities across the nation to experience the festivities of the 22nd World Cup competition. Our plans include exciting opportunities and activities for our customers during this football season.” Ooredoo Maldives MD & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Khalid Al-Hamadi. 

The leading telecommunications operator, Ooredoo Qatar was announced as the Official Middle East & Africa Telecommunications Operator of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ in November 2021. With this strong commitment to FIFA and World Cup 2022 by Ooredoo Group, Ooredoo Maldives remains steadfast in creating a colorful and end enjoyable football festive and enable communities across the nation to be a part of this most exciting event of the year 2022. 

Ooredoo’s selection to support these major leading events strengthens the company’s long-standing commitment to FIFA. Ooredoo was also a National Supporter of the 2019 and 2020 editions of the FIFA Club World Cup™ in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ – the single biggest sporting competition in the world – is set to be held from 21 November to 18 December 2022, and will be the first-ever FIFA World Cup to be held in the Arab world. 


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