Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 8
Haji Mirzamammadov, the winner of the "Bakcell Virtual Football Championship", held by Bakcell - the First Mobile Operator and Leading provider of Mobile Internet in Azerbaijan in the period from February to April 2015, within the frames of "Football with Bakcell" project, has travelled to the United States of America to watch the game of Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona, and meet with the players of Manchester United FC.
During his trip, Haji has got a chance to play virtual football personally with such star players as Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Ander Herrera and David De Gea.
Haji, who has watched Manchester United vs. FC Barcelona game live in the U.S. state of California as a special guest of Bakcell, has shared his impressions about the trip: "I would probably never get a chance to meet with the stars of Manchester United in the US, if this championship has not been held. I am very happy that I've participated and won the virtual football championship organized by Bakcell. I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to Bakcell for all the provided opportunities and beautiful moments that I've experienced, and will remember for the rest of my life".
"I hope that we've satisfied the expectations of the winner of our championship Haji Mirzamammadov, and he had an opportunity to spend a great and interesting vacation in America. Within the frames of our "Football with Bakcell" project, implemented together with the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan and the "Manchester United" football club, we exert every effort to support the development of football at all levels in our country. Football is the game for everyone. Even persons, who do not play football in real life, enjoy watching the game or playing virtual football on "PlayStation". Thanks to the "Bakcell Virtual Football Championship", that we have organized with this aim in view, we have created an additional opportunity to promote healthy sports competition and more efficient recreational activities amongst the youth. The championship has sparked great interest among young people and involved about 7,000 students. For those who love to play online games, Bakcell provides a high-speed Internet connection. We plan to introduce new exclusive opportunities and products for the fans of virtual games in the future as well", says Maria Toycheva, Chief Marketing Officer of Bakcell.
It should be noted that the "Bakcell Virtual Football Championship" took place in the period from February to April of 2015 among the students of 9th, 10th and 11th grades of secondary schools, located in Baku and 8 other regions of the country. The winner of final games that took place on April 26, 2015 was Haji Mirzamammadov.
Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G and 4G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name.
As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.
Bakcell's network covers more than 99% of the population and 93% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and its Sür@ services.