GFF, NCN ink MOU for football programme
By Avenash Ramzan
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and National Communications Network (NCN) on Friday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the weekly promotion of football through a one hour programme on Sundays.
GFF President Wayne Forde and Production Manager (ag) of NCN, Wendy Hermonstine, signed on the dotted lines in the state channel’s Homestretch Avenue studio, signalling the start of a new relationship. Hermonstine said the partnership is geared to bring further visibility to the sport.
“Football is a game of two teams. It is so important today that two teams are collaborating, NCN and GFF, in an effort to bring this game to visibility. It is a platform for talented young people to develop, explore and become stars- our future football stars in the beautiful country of Guyana. It also falls in line with the government’s agenda to promote young people. This is why this collaboration is so important between NCN and the GFF in assisting the various teams across Guyana to fulfill their goals and mandate,” Hermonstine said.
GFF president Wayne Forde indicated that the alliance is another positive step in the development process of Guyana’s football. He further pointed out that the new arrangement between the Federation and state agency will be beneficial to both parties.
“On behalf of the Executive Committee and the GFF we are indeed very happy to enter in this Memorandum of Understanding with NCN today. The GFF has pursued an agenda that puts at its core accountability and transparency. We believe that the platform this weekly one-hour program provides will certainly enhance our ability to communicate effectively with our members, sponsors, players and the general public,” Forde explained.
He continued, “It is absolutely important that there is clarity and consensus as it relates to the programmes, strategies and ultimately the vision of the Executive Committee, to transform football in Guyana. This MOU is the product of many months of arduous negotiations, which has resulted in an agreement that is of mutual benefit.”
The GFF also has an MOU with the Guyana Chronicle, whereby a page is dedicated to football every Friday.