Barely a fortnight to the January 2022 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Cameroon, the Confederation of African Football has announced beverage company, Union Camerounaise de Brasseries (UCB) as their latest partner.
According to the CAF website, the status of ‘National Supporter’ makes UCB the official and exclusive supplier of mineral water, soft drinks and beer beverages for the duration of the competition.
The TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations will be played between January 9 and February 6, 2022, and UCB, founded in 1972, has always been a pioneer in the Cameroonian beverage industry.
CAF Secretary General, Veron Mosengo-Omba said, “with this being the first AFCON to be hosted on Cameroonian soil since 1972, CAF is pleased to see a proudly Cameroonian business getting behind this competition,” he said.
“With their rich history, UCB has been committed to promoting strong patriotic values as a proudly African brand, and this is aligned with what CAF stands for – promoting ‘the’ Africa brand and ensuring that Africans have a sense of pride in their own products. We welcome Union Camerounaise de Brasseries onboard Africa’s biggest sporting event.”
Jacques-Derce Mouen, Director of Marketing and Communications also added; “from January 9 to February 6, we will be alongside our African brothers to offer the best of our country through our values of creativity, courage, and integrity.”
“The professionalism of our company is thus highlighted not only through the various brands that will be visible on all sites throughout the competition but also through the products that will be made available to the teams and officials involved in the event.”
It should however be noted that Energy Company, Total are the official sponsors of the coveted African showpiece.
Group A: Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cape Verde
Group B: Senegal, Zimbabwe, Guinea, Malawi
Group C: Morocco, Ghana, Comoros, Gabon
Group D: Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau
Group E: Algeria, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire
Group F: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Gambia Morocco