Chippa seal Vodacom deal

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The partnership, in which Vodacom becomes the primary sponsor of the Cape side, is valid until the end of the season, with an option for renewal in the next season.

The Philippi-based club's soccer jersey will be bearing Vodacom branding when they face Chiefs, another Vodacom-sponsored side.

"Chippa United's rise through the ranks has been nothing short of remarkable and Vodacom is happy to be joining forces with a club that shares the same core values of pursuit of excellence," says Steven Barnwell, Vodacom's Western Cape managing executive.

Chippa United won the Vodacom League, the second tier of South African football, in the 2010/11 season. They went on to win promotion from the First Division in the 2011/12 season.

Chippa United chairman Chippa Mpengesi believes the vote of confidence from such a respected name in both business and football affords them a sense of credibility, and suggests they are a challenge to be taken seriously.

"Vodacom has always been associated with winners and we are part of the Vodacom family so we intend to ensure we live up to those high standards," he says.

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