- Dicember, 17 2008 -
Wednesday, December 17 - Kingston, Jamaica: The tournament dubbed the Caribbean’s World Cup has now officially ended with Jamaica coming out as the Champions. Digicel has reported that the 2008 Digicel Caribbean Championships was the best by far and also garnered interest from all around the globe.
Digicel’s Head of Group Sponsorship, Kieran Foley, summarized the success of the tournament: “The Digicel Caribbean Championships ended on Sunday night with a BANG. A brilliant end game and spectacular prize giving ceremony summed up the passion and life that Digicel has set out to bring to football in the region. This was especially fitting as the DCC Finals were broadcast LIVE in the USA, Asia, Caribbean and Central America. The DCC highlights shows are currently being broadcast in all of these regions and additionally in Europe.”
The DCC Highlights series which will be seen by over 200 Million football fans across the globe is produced by Digicel and Century TV and will end in February 2009 with the four final episodes featuring exclusive behind the scenes of the 4 Semi-Finalists: Cuba, Guadeloupe, Grenada and Jamaica. .
The 2008 Digicel Caribbean Championships also attracted scouts from Major League Soccer (MLS) in the USA and Colchester United FC in the UK. Kieran Foley expounded: “The DCC was a great showcase of the talent we have in the Caribbean. In our efforts to develop football in the region, we are extremely happy that the tournament attracted scouts from the USA and the UK. We are also pleased that the performances of the teams have assisted them to move up in the FIFA rankings.”
Since the tournament, Jamaica and Cuba are among the 3 best movers of the FIFA / Coca-Cola World ranking, Jamaica moving up 33 positions and Cuba moving up 25 positions while Grenada moved up 2 positions.
Happy with the results of this year’s tournament, Digicel is committed to making the 2010 Digicel Caribbean Championships Bigger and Better.
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Since its launch in 2001, Digicel has become the largest wireless telecommunications operator in the Caribbean with more than six million customers. After seven years, Digicel is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting-edge of wireless communications – the company is also a new entrant to the Central American market.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and now has operations in 31 markets world-wide. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean and Central American sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team and Special Olympics teams throughout the region. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
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