Orlando Pirates Football Club and OPPO South Africa are delighted to announce a new partnership that sees one of the leading smart device brands in the world become the new Official Mobile Partner of the Buccaneers. This new initiative represents an association for two globally recognised and respected institutions in their respective fields.

OPPO South Africa and Orlando Pirates have always pursued excellence through a pioneering approach to offer the most advanced outputs in their corresponding sectors.

OPPO is synonymous with innovation, design and technology perfection, thus raising technological standards day after day through an increasingly rich ecosystem. Orlando Pirates shares this performance-oriented vision with an innovative approach to try constantly deliver cutting-edge performances and solutions to its partners.

No stranger to partnering with top international sporting brands and events, OPPO has established relationships with international football giants FC Barcelona and AC Milan, as well as the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the ICC World Cup.

The new partnership is an important opportunity for OPPO South Africa to work hand in hand with the Buccaneers to create joint exclusive initiatives, with the aim of connecting and exciting all sports, tech, innovative and stylish South African supporters.

One of these initiatives to engage with the Soweto Giants fanbase will be the OPPO goal of the month competition, where Pirates’ faithful supporters will be able to vote for their favourite goal scored by one of their players. A lucky winner amongst the voters will also be able to walk away with a brand new OPPO phone, every playing month.

Joseph Bertrand, Orlando Pirates Brand and Sponsorship Manager, said: “Orlando Pirates is a Club with vast history yet very innovative and forward thinking, some characteristics that we share with OPPO, a cutting-edge and globally acclaimed brand. That is why we are excited to welcome OPPO to the Pirates family and we are convinced that we are going to be able to show value to all the Orlando Pirates stakeholders through joint resources and inventiveness.”

“We are delighted to become the Official Mobile Partner of Orlando Pirates Football Club, one of South Africa’s oldest Clubs with a rich history and proud traditions. OPPO and Orlando Pirates share many values, including dedication to high performance and innovation, which resonates with fans and our customers in South Africa. We are looking forward to this collaboration with Orlando Pirates and changing the way football supporters see things, changing the way the game is played, changing how we do things – together we want to bring fans closer to the game and support the next generation of footballers in South Africa.’’ commented Sam Zhang, CEO at OPPO South Africa.

This partnership is part of OPPO’s global sponsorship strategy and further confirms the company’s strong commitment to sports and football in particular. It’s a strategy that puts sports fans at its center and encourages passion for the game, something that South Africans are really known for.  

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