MTN to pump over R450m into World Cup 2010

Cellphone operator MTN announced on Thursday that it will contribute R476-million towards sponsorship of the 2010 World Cup, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported.

 

MTN is the second company to announce a major sponsorship. First National Bank has already announced it will sponsor the soccer extravaganza to the tune of $30-million.

 

Six major South African businesses, including these two, will officially back the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.

 

Multi-nationals like Coca-Cola, Visa and McDonalds will also sponsor the tournament through Fifa.—Sapa

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