Huawei to sponsor River Plate Argentine football club
Buenos Aires, Oct 20 (IANS) Argentine football giants River Plate has announced that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has became its newest sponsor.
The event to announce the partnership was held at the River Museum dedicated to the club in Buenos Aires, and was attended by a number of luminaries here on Wednesday, including Sergio Goycochea, River Plate's former goalkeeper and runner-up with Argentina at the 1990 World Cup, reports Xinhua.
The sponsorship was announced by River Plate president Rodolfo D'Onofrio, the team's coach Marcelo Gallardo, captain Leonardo Ponzio, as well as Huawei's CEO of Terminals for Argentina and Uruguay George Zhang Zhe.
This agreement will see the Huawei logo appear on the team's shirt sleeves, as well as on posters inside the Monumental Stadium and on various communication and promotion materials.
The sponsorship will last for two seasons.
"It is an honour for River to have Huawei (logo) as part of our shirt. We are very satisfied to be able to work together with a world-leading company in technology, with values, seriousness and commitment," D'Onofrio said.