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INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Sunderland AFC sign African deal

Sunderland AFC is supporting a new initiative launched by Tullow Oil to encourage inward investment in Africa.

The Invest in Africa initiative seeks to bring long-term investment into the continent to help stimulate economic growth.

Niall Quinn, director of international development, Sunderland AFC said, “We are genuinely excited about this ground-breaking opportunity to bring Sunderland into new territories and the global appeal of the Premier League is something that we can harness as a powerful tool for change through our innovative partnership with Invest in Africa.

“Africa’s passion for football is both heart-warming and inspirational and as a football club with community, people and international aspirations firmly at its core, there is a natural synergy between us and this wonderful continent. We look forward to growing and developing the partnership in the coming months.”

Tullow Oil is acting as a founding partner for the scheme and is seeking to attract five other companies to act alongside it.