The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company continues ‘to get better all the time’ as they continued to display their benevolence and appreciation for sports and awareness of the role it plays locally and worldwide by partnering with the Guyana Football Federation.
They will serve as the major sponsor for the May 22 friendly international football match between Guyana and Barbados at the National Stadium. And yesterday at GT&T’s Brickdam head office, CEO Yog Mahadeo handed over an undisclosed but reported substantial sum of money to assist with the staging of the contest to General Secretary of the GFF Noel Adonis.
This was done in the presence of GFF officials Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major and George Rutherford, and GT&T Marketing Officer Abena Fung.
The GT&T CEO stated that they are very interested in being associated with activities that involves people from a wide cross section of society where they can gather and have real fun that would serve beneficial to their entire well being. Noting that healthy fun serves as a big boost to one’s health, Mr. Mahadeo disclosed that this was the case with the recently concluded GT&T 10/10 softball cricket competition which attracted a staggering 17,000 players.
In this vein they have come on board with this initial football encounter not only as a corporate citizen but to promote the idea of Guyanese having healthy fun in sport. As only Yog Mahadeo could do, he hinted at more to come in the coming weeks, stating “You ain’t see nothing yet, in a few weeks time watch.” Those were familiar words during the 10/10 which eventually resulted in record prize money being doled out and more promised for the next edition.
Their promotional activities and giveaways was a big attraction with the large turn out of fans and it can only be anticipated that a treat is in store.
We certainly have to watch over the next few weeks what the GT&T will be coming out with.
Meanwhile, the GFF GS, Noel Adonis was thankful to the GT&T on behalf his organisation for their generosity and taking the lead in supporting the world’s biggest sport, football. He said this kind of help would go a long way in them achieving their intended aim and aiding the development of the sport here.
Rutherford disclosed that players from the US, UK, Suriname and Trinidad will be joining their local counterparts for this game and the return leg on May 29. This series and other series of games is aimed at identifying a squad to represent Guyana at the Olympics and World Cup qualifying tournaments shortly.
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