March 16, 2014
TWO MORE YEARS
Emirates to continue to sponsor the Cosmos
DUBAI – Emirates will sponsor the New York Cosmos for another two years in a deal announced at Emirates headquarters in the United Arab Emirates Sunday.
Pelé, the honorary president of the club, was present for the announcement at a press conference.
“It would seem the Emirates’ magic has worked again, said Sheikh Majid Al Mualla, the airline’s divisional senior vice president, commercial operations, centre. “The New York Cosmos’ progress is nothing short of meteoric and the extension of our sponsorship agreement enables this wonderful journey with Emirates to continue. As our cabin crew say ‘Welcome back on board.’ ”
Added Cosmos chairman Seamus O'Brien: “We are honored to be associated with such a world-class brand,” New York Cosmos Chairman Seamus O’Brien said. “This agreement underlines how much both organizations value this relationship and the new deal reaffirms Emirates’ belief in what we are trying to achieve at the Cosmos.”
Added Pele: “Emirates has played a big part in the reboot of the New York Cosmos. It’s wonderful that they’ll play a key role in the team’s future too and that we remain part of the Emirates’ soccer family.”