Bayern Munich inks long-term deal with Visit Rwanda

FC Bayern Munich ink long-term Visit Rwanda deal

September 1, 2023

FC Bayern Munich have signed a five-year football development and tourism promotion agreement with the Rwanda Development Board, which will see “Visit Rwanda” become an Official Platinum Partner of the German professional football club.

The deal will see Bayern work on setting up a football academy in Rwanda. The “Visit Rwanda” branding, in turn, will be present on matchday LED boards at the Allianz Arena — home of the Bayern senior men’s team. 

Jan-Christian Dreesen, FC Bayern Munich’s Chief Executive Officer, commented:

I am very pleased with this collaboration agreed upon until the summer of 2028. FC Bayern can become active on the African continent and gather important experiences. The new platinum partnership is aligned with long-term goals. We will promote ‘Visit Rwanda’ and help Rwanda grow in sports with projects for youth football. These are challenging and responsible tasks. Africa is a continent of opportunities. For FC Bayern, this is the next important step in internationalisation.

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Andreas Jung, FC Bayern Munich’s Executive Board Member Marketing, said:

I am looking forward to this new, very exciting collaboration. We will support the Rwandan Ministry of Sports in developing youth football programs, including our FC Bayern Youth Cup. We want to spread ‘Visit Rwanda’ as a tourism destination, and we also welcome the new partner to our business network.

Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, Rwanda’s Minister of Sports, added:

We’re thrilled to partner with FC Bayern to support the development of youth football for boys and girls in Rwanda. We look forward to setting up the FC Bayern Academy where their expert coaches will share knowledge of the game with local coaches and players. The potential is there for Rwandans to excel in football and this partnership provides a great platform for Rwanda to strive for excellence in sports.

Clare Akamanzi, CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, stated:

The Rwanda Development Board is pleased to welcome yet another strategic partner in FC Bayern Munich. It’s been five outstanding years since the Government of Rwanda announced the Visit Rwanda campaign and adding FC Bayern as another additional partner allows us to reach out to its millions of fans across the globe and tell them to visit Rwanda. Germany is among Rwanda’s top five tourism source markets and we aim to use this partnership to attract more tourists to Rwanda, showcase investment and business opportunities and encourage all to stay in Rwanda.

Aditya Chaudhuri

Hailing from the City of Joy, the things that bring me joy are cricket, a good non-tilt CS:GO session, F1 and movies.

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