In a bid to advance football in Africa, AS Roma and Chipper have entered into a commercial partnership.
They made this known in a statement on Monday.
The partnership kicks off with a powerful community impact project between Chipper and AS Roma, who are making special edition AS Roma x Chipper footballs.
“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,” the statement added.
“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 and their plans for the future are hugely ambitious.”
“Inspired by the Chipper’s mission to “chip away” at the financial challenges facing the region, AS Roma and Chipper have utilised 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 it will be made available for free to everyone,” it added.
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.