Golden Jaguars receive backing from Banks DIH
Banks DIH has partnered with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to provide water and energy drinks to the Senior Men’s National Team as it prepares for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in March.
Following the green light from the National COVID-19 Task Force, the domestic-based Golden Jaguars squad is currently in training at the GFF National Training Centre in Providence, with a focus on rebuilding fitness following a prolonged period without competitive football.
Banks DIH has contributed a supply of Powerade drinks and Rainforest Waters to support players and staff as part of the national effort to help Guyana succeed in its World Cup qualification run this year.
“We know that football is a very important sport for us. This is a pleasure for my company, on behalf of Banks DIH – we want to support this and partner in continuing to see this sport grow. We thank the GFF for reaching out to us and we will be happy to support in any way possible to ensure that we go from strength to strength,” said Banks DIH Waters Beverage Brand Manger Colin King.
King donated the drinks at the GFF headquarters in Campbellville, Georgetown, on Wednesday. GFF Executive Committee member Dion Inniss, Senior Men’s National Team Head Coach Marcio Maximo and GFF Marketing Committee Chair Lisa Ahmad received the donation on behalf of the Federation.
“I want to say welcome back to Banks DIH. Banks DIH is a natural partner for the GFF and football. Banks DIH is a national institution that we are all extremely proud of – it contributes significantly to the economy in Guyana,” said Inniss.
“I would like to see us progress to a very fruitful partnership in the future, as you [King] said, that may just be the beginning of a long standing relationship – my hope is that we can solidify once again the relationship we once had.”
“We welcome this contribution to the national team,” Inniss continued. “Any success for a national team has to involve the corporate sector in collaboration with government and the national association, if you are serious about it. Enormous resources have to be expended to prepare a national team, especially for a journey like the World Cup qualifiers. We can’t do it alone, so we’re very thankful to Banks DIH for this contribution.”
In March, Guyana faces off against Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas in Group F of the first round of Concacaf’s qualification process. The Golden Jaguars will also play Puerto Rico and St. Kitts and Nevis, with only the team that finishes top of the group proceeding to the second round.
“It is very important for football to have support from all areas, especially from drinks companies coming to join us. I am sure they will be a great partner in our future achievements,” said Maximo.