Roar mix football with business in Shanghai

It's been an eventful day for Brisbane Roar in China: they sold striker Dimi Petratos to the K-League and gained a Chinese front of shirt sponsor for Wednesday night's must-win ACL qualifier with Shanghai Shenhua.

The Hyundai A-League club has linked with the Shanghai Overseas Chinese Exit-Entry Service Co. Ltd, in a partnership which will see 16Visa.com on the front of Roar’s AFC Champions League qualifying jersey on Wednesday night at Hongkou Football Stadium.

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Roar Managing Director Mark Kingsman was excited to have the Chinese based company on board.

“We are delighted to welcome Shanghai Overseas Chinese Exit-Entry Service Co. Ltd. (Overseas Chinese) to Brisbane Roar FC and we look forward to seeing them on the front of our AFC Champions League qualifying jersey”, said Kingsman.

“Qualifying for Asia’s top club competition is an exciting experience for our players, staff and fans and we will get to share that journey with Overseas Chinese," he added. 

On the park, the team is busy preparing for their do-or-die showdown with Shanghai Shenhua with the winner progressing to the group stage of Asia’s showpiece club competition