Suzuki to sponsor AFF Cup for fifth straight year

The title sponsors will continue their backing of the regional tournament which has already provided many memorable moments… 

Suzuki Motor Corporation will be the ASEAN Football Championship title sponsors for the fifth consecutive time.

Suzuki has been a primary sponsor of the event since 2008. That year, Vietnam were the champions as they grabbed their first-ever piece of international silverware.

Once again, I am sure we will witness a top-class event played out in front of big crowds

“The AFF Suzuki Cup has flourished since we took over as title sponsor in 2008 and we are pleased to renew our association with such a wonderful tournament that captivates millions of football fans throughout the ASEAN region,” said Suzuki managing officer Kinji Saito.

This year’s Suzuki Cup will be co-hosted by Myanmar and Philippines, while defending champions Thailand, plus Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam are the other participating nations.

They will be joined by one team from the qualification round, to be played in Cambodia from October 15-21. Hosts Cambodia, Brunei, Laos and Timor Leste will fight it out for the one spot at Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium.

“It is extremely good news that Suzuki Motor Corporation will be returning as title sponsor of the AFF Suzuki Cup later this year. The tournament has grown in stature and reputation since 2008 when Suzuki came on board for the first time,” said ASEAN Football Federation president HRH Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah.

“Both Myanmar and the Philippines will be debuting as group stage tournament hosts and, once again, I am sure we will witness a top-class event played out in front of big crowds."

The AFF Suzuki Cup group stages will be played from November 19-26 in Myanmar and the Philippines, followed by the semi-finals and the final from December 3-17, which will be contested on a home and away basis.

Main Photo: AFF Suzuki Cup