Italian professional football club based in Rome, AS Roma football club are pleased to announce that Chipper is now the club official Money Transfer Platform for Africa starting from today. The start of the club’s first commercial partnership in Africa with mobile cross-border money transfer platform, chipper is grounded in both parties’ commitment to amplify the Love of football and drive local impact across Africa.
The partnership starts with a powerful community impact project between Chipper and AS Roma, who are making special edition AS Roma x Chipper footballs. This signifies that football as not only a sport but also a culture of connections in Africa. The balls are handmade in Nairobi, Kenya, designed specifically for the type of pitches football is played on in the region, and made to last eight times longer than standard synthetic balls.
The special edition Chipper x AS Roma balls are being made in partnership with Alive and Kicking, the world’s only not-for-profit ball manufacturer and the only formal ball producer on the African continent.
The balls will be distributed to grassroots programs in communities facing disadvantage in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, and South Africa, as well as through AS Roma’s youth partners in Nigeria.
At the 2018 World Cup, with Italy having failed the qualify for the tournament, Roma famously lent its support to Nigeria’s national team, the Super Eagles, before becoming the first football club in the world to launch dedicated social media accounts in both Pidgin and Swahili, both of which will now be presented by Chipper.
We are delighted to announce that @chippercashapp will be the club’s official Money Transfer Platform for Africa.
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) September 17, 2020
“We are delighted to welcome Chipper into the AS Roma family,” said Giorgio Brambilla, Commercial Director at AS Roma. “We have been greatly impressed by what Chipper has already achieved in such a short space of time with their technology and financial solutions. Their plans for the future are hugely ambitious.”
Chipper was founded by two African entrepreneurs – Ham Serunjogi and Maijid Moujaled – and currently operates with a global workforce, with staff in seven countries on the continent. Chipper provides financial services that allow its users to move their money freely at home, across the continent and around the world.
Inspired by the Chipper’s mission to ‘chip away’ at the financial challenges facing the region, AS Roma and Chipper have utilized their respective expertise to design a set of drills which incorporates financial education with football training. This fun, educational, and creative set of drills will not only be given out with each football but will be made available for free to everyone.
“At Chipper, we wanted a partner that shared our vision for unlocking opportunities and bring Africa together, one transaction at a time and, in AS Roma, we have found the perfect fit. said Hasan Luongo, Vice President of Growth at Chipper.
“Partnering with AS Roma provides a unique opportunity to both celebrate and support AS Roma and the continent’s unmatched passion for the game of football.”
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Source: AS Roma media release
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