“The SPL has become the first football league in Asia, Middle East and North Africa to sign a partnership agreement with The FBA, joining a network of more than 50 FBA Partners across the world. This marks an unprecedented collaboration that sets to produce plenty of positives for both sides and we will start hosting a number of football business interns annually, while research projects and graduation theses of FBA students will be available to the SPL and its affiliated clubs.”
– Abdulaziz bin Nasser Alhamidi, CEO, Saudi Pro League
“It is a pleasure to welcome the SPL into The FBA Family. The league continues to grow and develop itself into one of Asia’s strongholds, making it an interesting stakeholder for FBA Candidates to learn from and provide value to. With such a passionate football following, we look forward to using our educational platform to help bring Saudi football to the next level.”
– Kristian Dobrev, Chief Partnerships Officer, The FBA
In a signing ceremony that took place in Riyadh last week, The FBA team, which also participated in the annual AFC General Secretaries’ Conference, was cordially greeted at the Saudi Pro League’s headquarters. The SPL team, which included its CEO, Mr. Abdulaziz Alhamidi as well as Assistant Manager of Communications and 7th Edition FBA Alumnus, Mr. Abdulaziz Mosa, presented the vision for the league’s future. The highlights of the presentation included the roadmap and strategy for the Saudi Pro League to become the best football league in Asia and, by extension, among the best in the world.
In line with that roadmap, Mr. Alhamidi emphasized on the importance of the partnership with The FBA and how it will assist them in achieving their vision and mission under the new strategy. Current and future FBA Candidates will be able to support SPL by doing internships and Student Business Projects, thereby using their education, skills and previous experience to provide new ideas, benchmarks and recommendations.