Ford and Orlando Pirates are proud to announce their agreed 3-year partnership, bringing the much-loved vehicle and soccer brands together!
The partnership began on 26 September 2017 at the Orlando Stadium. Ford will be the supplier of vehicles to the team, from Mustangs and Rangers to the Everest, Transit and EcoSport.
Dr. Casper Kruger, the Managing Director of Ford Motor Company in the Sub-Saharan Africa region says, “Orlando Pirates is a household name in South Africa with a massive following and a proud heritage, as well as an impressive record in the Premier Soccer League.”
Dr. Kruger states that Ford is elated to sponsor the team and will be the vehicle of choice for the next 3 years. Orlando Pirates is celebrating their 80th anniversary this year and is one of the most recognized teams in Africa; hence this is an awesome opportunity for both brands!
Ford has been a local manufacturer since 1923 and is one of the top 3 car manufacturers in South Africa, with the Ford Ranger being exported to several different countries. The Ford Everest seven-seater SUV is being manufactured in Port Elizabeth, for both local dealerships as well as international dealerships.
The Ranger and the Everest are the two vehicle favourites for the team. The Ford Mustang as well as the Ford EcoSport will also be featured in the Orlando Pirates lineup. The Ford Transit and Transit Custom will also be the sponsored vehicles by Ford in aid of transporting the team’s luggage.
Eagle Ford looks forward to being a part of this journey with Orlando Pirates.