Malaysian Bank CIMB Signs Singaporean Brothers In First Football Sponsorship
Malaysian bank CIMB has made teenagers Irfan and Ikhsan Ahmad -- the sons of former Singaporean football player Fandi Ahmad -- its "first signings" as the bank marked its maiden venture into football sponsorship, according to THE STAR. The 17-year-old Irfan and Ikhsan, 15, "inked a one-year deal, believed to be a six-figure sum, with CIMB." The sponsorship deal "will enable the two brothers to complete their studies and football training in Santiago, Chile." Irfan and Ikhsan "are now with 10-time Chilean Premier League champions Universidad Catolica" (THE STAR, 7/31).