Qatar Airways & Aspire Academy Football Dreams AfricaQatar Airways has launched an online competition for football fans everywhere to design and customise a Football Dreams Africa jersey to help support the team in their most awaited for friendly match against FC Barcelona Under 15s Youth Team on 22 May 2015 at Team B, Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing & Corporate Communications, Salam Al Shawa, said:

Qatar Airways is very proud to be part of bringing the players of the Football Dreams Africa team closer to their goal of becoming professional footballers. It is wonderful to see them growing and developing and getting ready to take to the field for their friendly match against FC Barcelona’s Youth Team at Camp Nou in Barcelona. This competition to design a jersey for the team is yet another way to involve everyone from all over our extensive network in motivating, supporting and encouraging the players in their match.’

Twenty-two lucky ‘designers’ will have a chance to win a range of fabulous exciting prizes including Business Class tickets, FC Barcelona jerseys and tickets to tour Camp Nou.

For those who wish to get creative, they should visit or where they can follow the step-by-step instructions on how to design their own Football Dreams Africa jersey, which includes, choosing from one of 12 jersey patterns, and selecting the colour of the shirt and pattern, as well as customising the back with their preferred number.

Once the jersey design is complete, participants can share their design before submitting them to the public gallery at which time they will have them entered into a draw to win one of the 22 exciting prizes, including a first prize pair of return Business Cass tickets to any of Qatar Airways’ destinations, and one pair of return Economy Class tickets for the runner-up.

In addition, 10 lucky winners will receive one FC Barcelona jersey; with another 10 winners taking home FC Barcelona goodie bags. Each of the 22 lucky winners will also receive two tickets for a tour of the famous Camp Nou, the home of FC Barcelona.

The competition will run until 22 May 2015, with winners being announced on 31 May 2015.

The contest is open for participants from the selected regions that include GCC (excluding Qatar), Indian Sub-Continent, Europe, Africa, Asia (excluding Hong Kong) and the United States. Qatar Airways and Aspire Academy joined forces this year to find the most talented young African football players from across the continent through the Aspire Football Dreams programme.

The initiative provides the most talented players with an unforgettable opportunity to represent Africa as part of the Football Dreams Africa team to play against one of the most famous youth sides in the world, FC Barcelona under 15s Youth Team.

Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 18 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 157 aircraft to 146 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.