HM’s Cup: Bank Muscat to be presenting partner

A file photo of last year’s HM’s Cup final between Fanja and Al Nahda

Bank Muscat has been roped in as the presenting partner of the His Majesty's Cup Football Championship for the ongoing 2014-15 season, according to the Oman Football Association (OFA).

The announcement was made on Wednesday.

Welcoming the country's top banking organisation onboard, Sultan al Zadjali, the OFA's general secretary, said, “It is great news to have Oman’s premier bank as the partner for Oman’s most prestigious football competition. We have worked together in the past as well. There are a number of great initiatives planned for the remainder of the season and we look forward to promoting these to all the fans of the HM's Cup.”

The HM Cup quarterfinals will begin next week, with two games slated for March 11 and two for March 14. One of the highlights of the quarterfinals will be former champion Sur's game against last year's runner-up and Omantel Professional League (OPL) winner Al Nahda. Sur had knocked out defending champion Fanja in a thrilling penalty shootout in the previous round.

Former winners, Ahli-Sidab, Seeb, Al Nasr and Al Arouba, along with Al Khabourah and Al Mudhaibi are the other teams in the last eight.

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