From every corner in Egypt, in thousands of neighborhoods, homes, and cafes, every Al Ahly match that takes place, people come together near and far to cheer for The Club of the Century with all their might.
Today Ahly and Uber have announced at a press conference (and in later statement) , to witness the first step of a partnership that will bring fans closer to their favorite team. The signing event was at Al Ahly Club, El Gezira in Zamalek.
Our hearts swell with pride when it comes to announce that Uber have partnered up with the most successful club in Africa and are thrilled to introduce Uber as the Official Transportation Provider of Al Ahly Sporting Club.
بكل فخر يسعدنا إننا نعلن شركة أوبر الناقل الرسمي للنادي الأهلى. تابعونا علشان تعرفوا أكتر عن المفاجآت اللي جاية.https://t.co/kBG6W7nhWE
— Uber_Egypt (@Uber_Egypt) March 7, 2017
This is a first of a kind partnership in Egypt and it will elevate fans’ match day experience and bring Uber riders and drivers closer to their favorite team.
نرحب بالراعى رقم ١٣ للنادي الأهلي شركة " اوبر " لتصبح الناقل الرسمي لنادينا .. يسعدنا انضمامكم لباقى الرعاة. 👏🔴👏 pic.twitter.com/HuFO0cEIyn
— Al Ahly SC (@AlAhly) March 7, 2017
Over the next couple of weeks, Uber will be revealing more details on what specific experiences Al Ahly fans can expect in Egypt. Think jersey giveaways, match tickets (African Cup), meet the team, on ground club activations, and much much more!
During the signing ceremony today, Yasser Ayoub, Al Ahly’s official spokesperson, commented:
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Al Ahly to not only make match day transportation more seamless, but to deliver incredible experiences to fans throughout the season. Soccer matches are known to unite Egyptians, and we are very excited to be part of this for every match of the season”, expressed Abdellatif Waked, General Manager of Uber Egypt.
“Al Ahly is very excited to have Uber as its official transportation partner, allowing our fans to enjoy their experience before and after the game, and to make transportation a smoother process to and from audience-attended matches.”
As a kick-off to the partnership, Uber is launching a competition to give away free tickets to its riders to provide them with the opportunity to attend ِAl Ahly’s first game of the African Championship League between Al Ahly and Bidvest Wits on Saturday, March 11 at Al Salam Stadium. Riders will be able to join the competition by applying the promo-code ‘GoAhly’ on their Uber application for a chance to be one of the lucky winners. For the rest of the season, Uber riders are to expect a variety of campaigns to watch the matches in full spirit.