CAF & Orange extend commitment to enhancing equality in African football

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Mobile phone network Orange has renewed its long-standing partnership as the Confédération Africaine de Football’s (CAF) exclusive telecommunications partner. 

A partner of CAF since 2008, Orange will continue to work with the organisation on the shared commitment of football development, equality and inclusion in Africa. 

New elements of the partnership enables Orange to focus on its own commitments of driving connectivity, equality and inclusivity by leveraging the popularity of football across the continent to focus on three key main areas; gender equality, inclusion and the Orange Tous Connectés platform. 

CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe said: “Orange has been a great supporter and partner of African Football for many years. We are excited to continue working together with Orange to make African Football amongst the best in the world and self-supporting. 

“The TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations in Cote d’Ivoire is expected to be watched by over 800 million people and we are delighted that Orange is our partner for this Competition and the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2025. 

“Our Partnership with Orange will also support the development and growth of Women’s football on the African Continent.” 

Furthermore, Orange will continue to be a sponsor of some of CAF’s tournaments throughout the next several years, including the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations held in Cote d’Ivoire. 

Other tournaments Orange will hold a presence in include the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations and the 2025 Men’s Africa Cup of Nations, both hosted by Morocco.

Jérôme Henique, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, added: “Orange is a long-term and loyal partner of football in Africa and the Middle East. 

“Our commitment to African football spans more than 20 years, and we’re proud to host over 40 football partnerships in countries across the region, including national teams as well as numerous various youth, academy and university programmes across several countries. 

“We’re delighted to continue this important work with CAF to co-create and drive real change through common objectives.”

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