Total signed a partnership agreement with CAF in 2016, becoming the official title sponsor of African football for eight years. In celebration of this strategic partnership, Total South Africa partnered with 32 schools across the country in an effort to ignite football talent and nurture the soccer culture.
Football is a universal language synonymous with friendliness, enthusiasm and, of course, energy,” says Pierre-Yves Sachet, Total South Africa’s CEO and Managing Director.
The school games made provision for 14 boys and 14 girls in each grade to play a soccer game. These budding soccer players stood a chance to be selected as the top boy and girl player of their grade. Winners were part of a lucky draw to win tickets go watch the Total AFCON finals in Egypt.
In addition to the soccer activities, there was a safety session at each school to highlight the importance of Road Safety in a fun and engaging way. Each learner was given an educational Road to Safety activity booklet with colouring in pencils. “At Total, safety is more than just a priority, it's a core value and the basis of our strategy. We are excited to engage with learners by means of the soccer activities as well as the Road Safety sessions and we look forward to a successful journey as a partner of African football,” concludes Pierre-Yves Sachet.
Congratulations to Makgauta Moshowadi from Clarens combined school and Moon Melwane from Maikalelo school for winning a trip to go watch the Total AFCON finals in Egypt.