As the Digicel Caribbean Cup Football tournament gets underway, event sponsor Digicel has launched a dedicated website to keep fans of the game, fully updated, entertained and informed during the Caribbean’s largest football tournament. www.digicelfootball.com is the first dedicated website to the Digicel Caribbean Cup tournament throughout its 17 year history, and also represents the first ever website entirely dedicated to football development across the Caribbean region.
The site went live on the eve of the first match, kicking off Saturday, September 2 in Havana Cuba as Bahamas defeated the Cayman Islands, 3-1. The site can be accessed in both English and French. The informative site takes fans into the centre of the tournament, where they able to access match reports, news, features, tournament history, player profiles and interviews.
According to Ben Atherton, Digicel’s Director of Marketing, the Digicel Caribbean Cup website has been designed to bring fans closer to the game and build enthusiasm and passion for the tournament: ‘Football is a unifying force for people across the region and as a Caribbean company and sponsors of the tournament, we are committed to giving fans and our customers the opportunity to experience the excitement of Digicel Caribbean Cup, not only from the stadiums, but also from the comfort of their homes, offices, or anywhere else they may be in the world,’ he said.
Atherton also explains that the site includes special features including photography and match reports for Caribbean sports media to assist them in their coverage of the Digicel Caribbean Cup. ‘Basically we want the site to be a one-stop-shop for fans, players and media alike on everything you need to know about this great tournament.’
The comprehensive web site has been welcomed by the Caribbean Football Union. ‘It’s a stellar addition to the tournament once again demonstrates Digicel’s commitment to help raise the status of the tournament on par with similar international events’ says Senior Vice-President of the Caribbean Football Union, Captain Horace Burrell. ‘I’m confident that www.digicelfootball.com will soon become a valuable online resource for Caribbean football’,
The Digicel Caribbean Cup 2006/7 represents the largest Caribbean football tournament ever with a record number of 25 teams competing and 73 matches.
The tournament runs from September 2nd to February 11th, 2007 and is hosted across more than eight Caribbean countries. Digicel’s increased investment has also resulted in a substantial increase in prize money, with qualifying group winners taking home prize money for the first time and total ,prize money amounting to US$ 270,000.
For more information on Digicel Caribbean Cup visit www.digicelfootball.com