Oct 31, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Letter to the Sports Editor…Is Banks contributing to football or is it something else?
Soccer as is known in North America and football all over the world is the most loved and played game in the universe, but when there are elements that go out of their way to destroy this lovely sport they should be chastised instantly.
I refer to Banks DIH Ltd, the Beverage Giant, home grown and good, one of, if not the biggest Business Organisation in Guyana.
How can this company indulge in illegal activities in the football arena, how is it illegal, illegal because the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) took the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to court which is illegal hence they have been suspended by the GFF and Banks DIH have endorsed this organisation to continue in its illegal activities.
For the entire 2012 Georgetown played no properly organised football but in December when the Kashif & Shanghai Organisation has been there for twenty two (22) years running off its annual tournament, up comes Banks DIH dolling out millions of dollars to compete. Is this contributing to Football Development or is it a vendetta type of operation? This makes me wonder if COCA COLA COMPANY which is an International Name Brand would ever indulge in such activities.
Another aspect of deception is that Banks DIH Products are sold throughout the length of Guyana and yet the other Affiliates are in dire need of Sponsorship and if this Beverage Giant really cares and loves football why is it that they can’t sponsor the respective leagues.
The GFC Ground which has close ties to Banks DIH is in dire need of repairs, the pitch is deplorable, there is no seating at GFC for approximately a decade, the dressing rooms are excuses and the list goes on. This is where teams and substandard teams will be playing for millions of dollars, will this help to develop football? Do the organisers and sponsors really care about the spectators and players, this behavior is tantamount to vindictiveness, greed and selfishness. Who will be the Referees officiating, I hope it is not those bunch of misfits that we saw last year. Mr Editor this is how football is being treated with ill equipped and incompetent officials to Referee this “High Profile Tournament”.
By supporting the GFA to organise a parallel tournament with the Kashif & Shanghai Tournament is supporting wrong and makes one wonder why, what is their motive. There needs to be a solution to the problem that is in Guyana for over a year now and by being in partnership with the GFA, Banks DIH is supporting the Court action which is in contravention to FIFA rules by adding fuel to an already delicate situation.
Based on my little football knowledge, the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation did not walk away and leave Banks DIH it may be the other way around, after being in partnership with the K&S Organisation for approximately twenty (20) years, then leaving so abruptly, there needs to have an investigation so all the facts could be ascertained so the records could be put right.
At the end of the day football will suffer with parallel tournaments and the players and spectators will be short changed.
Parent and supporter
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