Emanuel Archibald signs one-year deal with Malta Carib
National Senior and Long Jump champion, Emanuel Archibald, has signed a one-year contract with Malta Carib that will see him become the face of the product locally.
The top sprinter and long jumper has a significant chance to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in July-August, and Malta Carib will cover Archibald’s ticket to the Bahamas where he will compete in a qualifying event this weekend.
Archibald, who won silver for Guyana recently at the South American Senior Championships, noted that this was a moment he dreamt of.
“I am pleased to receive this sponsorship from Malta Carib and I just want to thank God, my parents and the Brushes Family for keeping me ground to this point in my life.
“This moment is something I wrote down since 2018 as a goal and to receive this is like a dream come through. The belief of betting on yourself and hoping that one day someone sees your hard work paved the way for such a moment; I am thankful for this sponsorship and looking forward to a long-term partnership with this great company,” Archibald stated at the contract signing.
Country Manager for Carib Brewery Limited (CBL), Kelvin Singh, highlighted the importance of such relationships with athletes.
“We are extremely happy to commence this partnership with the very talented Mr. Emanuel Archibald that will span for the next twelve months. Emanuel has been one of the top and most consistent athletes during past couple of years to represent Guyana. We believe that these strategic relationships are required to support the athletes and provide sustenance during the year rather than a one-off sponsorship. I would like to wish Emanuel all the best during the meet in Bahamas and the rest of the season,” Singh shared.
Meanwhile, Brand Manager Gabriel Lopes mentioned that Malta Carib is proud to associate itself with such a hard-working athlete.
“Emanuel has the heart and focus it takes to become an exceptional athlete. He is already halfway there and Malta Carib is delighted to be partnering with him to assist in making his dreams a reality. Just look at his track record so far, he was able to set the Guyanese record in the long jump and now he aims for bigger and better; we believe that this is just the beginning of greater things to come for him,” Lopes said.
Archibald will be heading to the Bahamas on Thursday where he will participate in a meet that can possibly raise his ranking in the long jump while trying to qualify for the Men’s 100m for the Olympic Games.