EY announces sponsorship agreement with SAFA

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Professional services firm, EY South Africa today announced its sponsorship agreement with the South African Football Association (SAFA).

As part of the sponsorship agreement, EY is committed to building a better working world, by making a real difference in contributing to the development of the next generation of sport in our country.
Ajen Sita, CEO for EY Africa, says: “We are delighted to be an official sponsor to SAFA. EY’s vision of creating the highest performing teams aligns strongly with SAFA’s vision. Teaming - whether in business or sport - inspires people and communities to have a collective vision; EY is showing its commitment to encouraging an environment where businesses can create lasting economic value in their communities.”

Dr Danny Jordaan, President of SAFA commented, “Corporate governance in sport is a major area of debate in South Africa and the rest of the world.  It is no longer a luxury, it’s a necessity. There is nothing more important to SAFA than good corporate governance; it is the rock on which I want to build this organisation. This decision by one of the world’s top professional services firms supports SAFA’s vision in its strategy to evolve high standards of corporate governance.”

Dr Jordaan further said, “I am really excited that EY has agreed to come on board as a sponsor. It is a testament to EY’s faith in my promise to make SAFA a world-class organisation.”
SAFA CEO, Dennis Mumble said that EY’s sponsorship was a ringing endorsement of the new era at SAFA. "From the beginning of our relationship at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, EY has worked tirelessly to help us operate more efficiently and aid us in our mission of best serving South African football and its millions of fans. I am confident the best is yet to come from this partnership."

EY looks forward to building strong and mutually beneficial relationships within the communities in which SAFA operates in.

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Following on from EY’s successful integration in 2008 of 87 countries into one area from across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), the firm has launched its Africa Business Center™ (ABC), which aims to enhance the effective and efficient links between its geographic reach and areas of expertise. The firm enjoys representation in 33 countries across Africa.

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