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Maritzburg Sign Unique Partnership

Maritzburg United have announced a new partnership, the first of its kind in South Africa, with Gift of the Givers, the largest disaster response, non-governmental organisation of African origin on the African continent.

The Gift of the Givers logo will appear on the front of Maritzburg’s jersey, and be their title partner going forward.

Maritzburg United chairman Farook Kadodia announced the partnership on Tuesday.

“I’m pleased to announce a landmark partnership with renowned global human charity body, The Gift of the Givers Foundation,” Kadodia said.

“It is the first time that such an agreement has been signed by an African club, marking a unique chapter for football on the continent.

“As part of the deal The Team of Choice will display the Gift of the Givers logo on the front of this jersey, as we aim to use sport to highlight the importance of unity, hope, and service to the community.

These goals were some of the primary objectives of the Maritzburg United board when they first revived the brand in 2004, with this partnership now providing a springboard for those targets to be met.

“This is a usually symbolic day in the history of the football club, if not, South African football as a whole. Never before has such an agreement been struck, and this relationship now affords us an opportunity to build on our dreams of social cohesion and nation building.

“These are the core values of the Gift of the Givers. And they have always shared by us as a club. This opportunity now provides us with an excellent chance to fulfill this mandate of ours to help build a better South Africa.”