Sohar International Sponsors Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs Team in the Eight-Man Football Championship

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Published February 11th, 2019 - 11:49 GMT
During the event
During the event

Driven to incite a spirit of winning within the community and play an active role in Oman’s social and economic development scene, Sohar International served as sponsors for the Ministry of Endowments & Religious Affairs (MERA) Team at the Eight-Man Football Championship. Organised by the Sultan Qaboos University from 4th till 20th February, the Championship in its seventh season, attracted 22 participating teams from various public and private sector entities in a competition to win the tournament trophy title.

Mr Khalil Al Hedaifi, Chief Retail Banking Officer highlighted how Sohar International places a great emphasis on building strong and enduring relationships within the community in which it operates. Mr Khalil said, “Our sponsorship of the MERA team in this championship goes in line with our efforts to build partnerships towards fostering a spirit of competitiveness and winning in the society. We are confident that our support to varied sporting and cultural activities will inspire increased contributions in this regard. We commend the MERA Team on their outstanding performance in the tournament, and wish them all the best in the next round of competitions.”

Sohar International’s sponsorship to the MERA team complements many other efforts working in parallel as part of its new strategy to promote winning as culture not only in its business activities but also in its engagement with various stakeholders.

Mr Ahmed Al Kharousi, Chairman of the MERA Team thanked Sohar International for the support and said, “Such tournaments provide a great channel to showcase the young Omani sporting talents as well as encourage professionalism, sportsmanship and teamwork within the community. We are grateful for Sohar International’s consistent spirit of social solidarity and support.”

Committed to positively impact the lives of people in the Sultanate, Sohar International places a great emphasis on building strong and enduring relationships. The Bank relentlessly contributes to a diverse range of sporting activities and cultural conventions including for example its recent sponsorship to the Muscat Club during His Majesty's Hockey Cup Championship; and at the Oman Open Golf Tournament amongst others. Sohar International has extended support to the traditional Omani cultural sport of shooting at the Nakhal Shooting Competition along with serving as a sponsor at the 9th edition of the Abyad Annual Camel Race Festival 2018 in Willayat Al Mudhaibi.  

For general information on Sohar International, please visit or call 24730000. You can also follow the Bank on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Bank Sohar

At Bank Sohar, we believe that our customers deserve nothing less than excellence. That is why we constantly strive to maintain and further enhance our position as one of Oman’s leading banks. We reiterate our commitment to create the finest banking solutions, services and products that will make us unique, distinct and different – like the proud heritage of Oman. As Oman’s economy experiences sustained growth and the non-petroleum sector emerges as an important economic force, we present ourselves as a 'one-stop financial super-mall' catering to the diverse needs of our individual and corporate customers.


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