Ecobank and VISA collectively host the TotalEnergies Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) Africa Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire 2023 trophy in Abidjan

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Ecobank (, official sponsor of the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire 2023, in partnership with VISA, has been privileged to host the event’s trophy at its Ivorian headquarters in Le Plateau, Abidjan. The “Trophy Tour”, which started in October 2023 with visits to the 24 collaborating international locations, led to Abidjan, paving means for the official begin of the competitors on 13 January.

The historic occasion was a momentous event because it introduced collectively residents united by ardour for soccer. Ecobank clients joined dignitaries from VISA, the Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) and Ecobank in admiring the trophy previous to Africa’s greatest sporting occasion. To additional enthuse the youthful era, Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire invited pupils from École Primaire Publique Deux Plateaux Nord in Abidjan to see the trophy tour. Ecobank just lately renovated the varsity as a part of its Ecobank Day initiatives held in October final yr to commemorate the Financial institution’s flagship annual day devoted to useful social influence. By way of the “Trophy Tour”, Ecobank has demonstrated the unifying energy of African soccer by uniting the totally different communities attending the celebration.

The triumphant entry of the trophy to Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire’s headquarters was accompanied by drums, firecrackers and a dancing troupe. The show of the trophy was accompanied by the official anthem of the Coupe d’Afrique des Nations (CAN) 2023.

Paul-Harry Aithnard, Managing Director of Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire and Regional Government for UEMOA, stated, “We’re extraordinarily proud to be an official sponsor of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire 2023 and to have the chance to share this distinctive occasion with our group in Côte d’Ivoire. As an official associate of the competitors, we share the emotional bond that tons of of tens of millions of Africans have with the magic that soccer brings. This trophy, past its symbolism, embodies our dedication to excellence, unity and the enhancement of our continent by way of sport. We want to specific our deep gratitude to our associate VISA for the good partnership thus far and it’s our joint want that this occasion will convey generations collectively on and off the pitch.”

On his half, Ismahill Diaby, Vice President and Common Supervisor of Visa West and Central Africa, added: “I’m delighted to rejoice our partnership with Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire on the presentation of the African Cup of Nations trophy. We at Visa are keen about sport bringing communities collectively and we’re delighted to be working with Ecobank to make this competitors memorable.

“Our dedication to sport extends past the stadiums, and we’re excited to assist our companions in introducing revolutionary digital fee options to Côte d’Ivoire. We imagine that these options will facilitate the expertise of soccer followers throughout this prestigious competitors. By becoming a member of forces, we goal to supply handy and safe fee options, contributing to technological development and fan satisfaction all through this main sporting occasion in Côte d’Ivoire.”

Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire, in partnership with VISA, has some great surprises in retailer for the followers of African soccer, giving them the chance to stay out their ardour by way of particular provides on Ecobank Visa Playing cards. Quite a few Fanzones are being arrange throughout the nation to allow followers to return and assist their favorite staff in an unique means.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ecobank Transnational Included.

Visa Media Contact:
Ifrikia Ngollo
Head of Communications, West and Central Africa
E mail: [email protected]
Tel: + 225 07 01 05 07 61

Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire Media Contact:
Cynthia Koidio
Head of Company Communications
E mail: [email protected]
Tel: + 225 07 87 73 37 29
35°Nord – Press relations company:
Moustapha Baidy Sow, Senior Guide
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Tel: +225 07 01 19 52 35

About Visa Inc.:
Visa (NYSE: V) is a world chief in digital funds, enabling transactions between shoppers, retailers, monetary establishments and governments in additional than 200 international locations and territories. Our mission is to attach the world by way of essentially the most revolutionary, handy, dependable and safe funds community, enabling folks, companies and economies to thrive. We imagine that inclusive economies raise everybody, all over the place, and we see entry as basic to the way forward for the cash motion. For extra info, go to

About Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire:
Ecobank Côte d’Ivoire is a subsidiary of the Ecobank Group, the main unbiased pan-African banking group. The Ecobank Group employs over 14,000 folks serving greater than 32 million retail, business and company clients in 35 African international locations. The Group holds a banking licence in France and has consultant workplaces in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Johannesburg in South Africa, Beijing in China, London in the UK and Dubai within the United Arab Emirates. The Group provides a full vary of banking merchandise, providers and options together with financial institution and deposit accounts, money administration, advisory, buying and selling, securities and wealth administration. ETI is listed on a number of inventory exchanges, together with the London Inventory Change in London, the Nigerian Inventory Change in Lagos, the Ghana Inventory Change in Accra and the Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières in Abidjan.

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