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TVS announce partnership with Cambodian Premier League side Angkor Tiger Football Club

Published at :June 5, 2024 at 6:07 PM
Modified at :June 5, 2024 at 6:07 PM
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TVS Motor Company (TVSM), a leading global automaker in the two and three-wheeler segments, will partner with the Cambodian Premier League team – Angkor Tiger Football Club – from the city of Siem Reap, globally famous for the UNESCO World Heritage site marvel Angkor Wat temple.

Angkor Tiger Football Club currently plays in the top division Cambodian Premier League from the city of Siem Reap.  Angkor Tiger Football Club plays their matches at the Hanuman Stadium and has started construction of their own football stadium with a capacity for 5,000 spectators on a land holding of 50,000 square meters.

Angkor Tiger FC is the only team from the northern region of the country and plays all their home games at the Hanuman Stadium in Siem Reap. During 2022-23 season, they recorded the highest home ground attendance for a team in the Cambodian Premier League. They aim to move to their new own stadium by January 2025.

The Club is focused on developing young talents from the region and has promoted more than 8 players from their Academy to the Senior Team over the last 4 years. With technical partnerships with Japanese League 2 clubs, many young Cambodian talents are also sent to Japan for regular training and match time opportunities.

The 2024-25 season of the Cambodian Premier League is expected to start in August 2024.

Speaking on the partnership, Mr. J Thangarajan, President Director PT TVS Motor Company said, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with Angkor Tiger Football Club, a beacon of sporting excellence in Cambodia’s Siem Reap region. As one of the world’s premier automakers we are happy to lend our hand towards fostering talent and building communities. Together with Angkor Tiger FC, we look forward to driving success and achieving new milestones in the Cambodian Premier League.”

Angkor Tiger is co-owned by Japanese entrepreneur Mr. Akihiro Kato and India based SkaSports Investments Pvt Ltd.

Rohit Ramesh, Director of SkaSports said “We are extremely delighted at the TVS Motors partnership with our partners at Angkor Tiger FC. It is clearly a first step in growing commercial partnerships between India and Cambodia, and as delighted as we are to facilitate this association, we are confident, more Indian companies active in South East Asia will see greater value in our partners and their sporting communities.”

Sudhir Menon, Director of SkaSports & Director Angkor Tiger FC added “The partnership between TVS Motors and Angkor Tiger FC is a testament to the potential of talent and opportunities available in the Cambodian market. We are grateful to have TVS Motors on board as we work together with our fans and supporter communities to make a positive impact in the Cambodian football and social ecosystem.”

Mr. Akihiro Kato, Owner and Chairperson of Angkor Tiger FC said:

The announcement of Angkor Tiger FC’s sponsorship with TVS Motors is a welcome development for Cambodian football. This strategic collaboration positions both entities for significant growth and fosters a strong foundation for future success. We are confident this partnership will be mutually beneficial and contribute to the continued advancement of the sport in Cambodia.

Mr. Takahisa Kiyone, Chief Operating Officer, Angkor Tiger FC said:

The strategic partnership between Angkor Tiger FC and TVS Motors is a positive development for Cambodian Football. This collaboration has the potential to elevate the team’s performance and visibility while promoting TVS Motors within the region. We commend both parties for this strategic alliance.

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