By Franklin Wilson
Beverage Giants Banks DIH Limited under the world renowned brand Guinness yesterday presented a cheque to organisers of the inaugural President’s Cup Football Kashif & Shanghai which will cover air travel for the overseas based Guyanese players and support staff.
In handing over the cheque to Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major yesterday in the Banks DIH Board Room, Assistant Managing/Marketing Director George Mc Donald said that Banks DIH, a consistent supporter of football and all sports in Guyana, was very pleased to be making a substantial contribution towards the successful hosting of the matches against Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior and Under-20 Soca Warriors at the National stadium on Sunday September 26, 2010.
“This is an event we are more than happy to support as it will enable our ‘Golden Jaguars’ to showcase their talent against T&T Soca Warriors. We have seen before the potential that we have and we at Banks and Guinness are looking forward to see the ‘Golden Jaguars’ roaring past the ‘Soca Warriors’.”
Sales and Marketing Executive Carlton Joao who was at the presentation stated that Banks DIH has always been encouraging and supporting the development of Sports in Guyana and this is just a continuation of their commitment towards this end.
“We are more than happy to be on board this initiative which we believe will further develop our players. We are urging the fans to come out in their thousands to support our teams on the 26th because as we all know, the support, urging on and atmosphere created by the fans at the Stadium are vital ingredients in the whole scenario.”
Among the overseas players expected to arrive are Chris Nurse, Jason Lloyd, John Rodrigues, Walter Moore, Shawn Beveney, Howard Newton and Alinani Mounter.
Major expressed profound gratitude to Banks DIH and Guinness for their partnership towards the successful staging of the games on Sunday September 26 at the National Stadium, Providence.
The Under-20 match up will kick off at 18:00hrs with the senior clash set to start at 20:00hrs. Trinidad and Tobago will arrive on September 25 while the Guyanese overseas based players will begin arriving on September 19.
The 30 local based players selected by the Technical Committee of the Guyana Football Federation will begin encampment from this Friday.
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