One of Gambia’s major financial institutions FIBank on Thursday agreed to partner with the Gambia Football Federation (GFF) to exclusively sponsor the 2016 Super Nawettan Football tournament. The Bank and the Gambia Football Federation have further renewed their commitment for the commercial bank to continue bankrolling the zonal tournament for the next three editions.
This agreement was formalised at a meeting between the GFF and the FIBank Head Office along Kairaba Avenue. The meeting was attended by senior officials of GFF, headed by 2nd Vice President Ebou Faye and FIBank senior management team headed by Pa Ousman Njie.
As part of the package, the FIBank will give out D350, 000, out of which D75, 000 will be given as reward for the champions and D50, 000 for the runners-up. All the participating zones would be provided set of jerseys and preparatory costs amongst others ahead of the tournament.
The tournament will start on October 8th and would run for three weeks at five designated playing grounds: Banjul, Brikama, Manjai, Serekunda East and Serekunda West, while Independence Stadium in Bakau will host the semifinal and final matches.
Meanwhile the Super Nawettan tournament has now been renamed the FIBank Super Nawettan Tournament 2016.
by Arfang MS Camara