GFF mourns the loss of Naeem Nasir
- was true friend of football and sports
The President, Executive, members and football fraternity in Guyana has been plunged into a state of shock following the passing of Bakewell owner, Naeem Naseer on Tuesday night at the Dr. Balwant Singh Hospital following a brief illness.
Naseer, through Bakewell holds the distinction of being the sponsor of two football clubs in Guyana, Bakewell Topp XX and Bakewell Buxton Stars. His company also has a long and fruitful partnership with the Kashif and Shanghai football tournament, Guyana’s most successful knock-out competition. The dedicated sports fanatic was a fierce fan and supporter of the ‘Golden Jaguars’ and was one of the first entities to partner with the Guyana Football Federation for the current historic World Cup sojourn the Jaguars are currently on.
Nasir made it his duty to follow the Golden Jaguars when they played their return game against Barbados in the second round of WCQ and also hosted the team to dinner at his Roti Hut Restaurant chain, Barbados branch, Guyana triumphed in both home and away encounters.
GFF President (ag) Franklin Wilson recalled that Nasir was a dedicated supporter of football who was committed to the continued development of the game and players.
“He did his part for the sport in a huge way. He was just a phenomenal individual who never said no; even if he couldn’t meet your full request you can bet that he will meet you some way. God truly Blessed him in many ways and he never ate his bread alone but shared it with as many as he could.
We will surely miss this Guyanese extraordinaire who touched the lives of thousands during his brief stay on earth. To his wife, children, brothers and sister and the rest of his family, the GFF on behalf of all its affiliates would like to extend sincere condolences.” May his soul rest in peace.