KUALA LUMPUR, (D5) – Top global nutrition company Herbalife announced the sponsorship of five distinguished sports personalities in a ceremony held at Plaza See Hoy Chan in Kuala Lumpur, today.
Herbalife will be the official sponsor of nutritional products for Malaysian number one cyclist Azizulhasni Awang, squash player Low Wee Wern, distance swimmer Khoo Cai Lin and the famous footballing twins Mohd Aidil Zafuan and Mohd Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak.
These athletes, except for the twins, will wear the Herbalife badge on their sporting apparel and are set to be featured in various Herbalife promotions.
Azizulhasni, who will be leaving for Melbourne next month to resume his training, expressed his delight at the appointment and believes that Herbalife is a world class product, as shown by their commitment to the sporting industry.
“When Herbalife offered me to become their ambassador early this year, I did a little bit of research about the company and the product. I was impressed when I found out that even Lionel Messi is using Herbalife,” Azizulhasni said.
“It shows that top athletes understand the importance of supplement, so I grabbed the opportunity to be a part of Herbalife.”
According to Dato’ Dr Ronie Tan, Vice-President and Managing Director of Herbalife South East Asia, the athletes will be involved in a number of charitable efforts by the company.
“Herbalife will be conducting a charity auction where each of the five athletes will be putting a piece of their sporting equipment up for the auction. The proceeds from the auction will go into Herbalife Family Foundation charity program,” according to Ronie.
“We are also looking to add a few other names to become our ambassadors but negotiations are still ongoing and will be announced soon.”
One of the names rumored to be linked with Herbalife is Safee Sali, the national footballer who is currently plying his trade in Indonesia.
Herbalife is currently sponsoring 100 world-class athletes, teams and events around the world, reflecting the company’s commitment to excellence, health and active lifestyle.