Doha, 14 August 2023 - The Qatar Stars League (QSL) and Organizing Committee for Expo 2023 Doha announced the signing of an agreement that saw the championship being renamed as Expo Stars League in the 2023-2024 season.
The agreement was announced on the sidelines of new football Season Launch ceremony at Marriott City Center Doha Hotel on Monday.
It aims to benefit from common capabilities and experiences, achieve aspirations and goals, and highlight the great project through sports and football, in addition to QSL's keenness to co-operate with all entities in the country aligning the Qatar National Vision 2030.
On the occasion, CEO of QSL Hani Taleb Ballan said, "We're pleased to sign this agreement with the Organizing Committee of Expo 2023 Doha, according to which the official name of the league championship was launched for the new season. It'll be a sports platform to promote and spread messages to be delivered about the global event, to be held in Doha.
He continued, "This step also comes in line with our vision to continue the process of developing Qatar's professional football and the league championship at all organizational and technical levels." On his part, Secretary-General of Expo 2023 Doha Mohamed Ali Al Khouri said, "As you know, in less than two months from today, the activities of Expo 2023 Doha will start, the first international horticultural exhibition of its kind to be held in the State of Qatar, the Middle East and North Africa.
The partnership with QSL is another bright spot in the march of Expo 2023 Doha and a very important gain for our exhibition. It's no secret to anyone the enormous popularity of sports in general, and football in particular, and its influence and positive impact on the people worldwide.
The value of this co-operation also increases in view of the great development QSL has achieved compared to other leagues in the region." It may be noted that Expo 2023 Doha aims to achieve an ambitious global goal and access to a green desert with sustainable innovations towards developing agriculture and changing lifestyle.
It will be hosted by the State of Qatar from October, 2023, to March, 2024, showcasing the best environmental practices under the slogan 'Green Desert, Better Environment'.