The National Milling Company of Guyana Inc. (NAMILCO) has been inscribed on the roster of prominent sponsors for the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF’s) “Super 16” year-end tournament, alongside such outstanding business entities as the Machinery Corporation of Guyana Limited (MACORP) and the Pegasus Hotel.
In this 50th anniversary of its establishment, NAMILCO is continuing its rich tradition of investing in, and empowering, Guyana’s sportsmen and women. In this latest gesture of tangible support for sport, NAMILCO Managing Director Bert Sukhai has committed this company to sponsoring the prize for the third-place finisher in the GFF’s “Super 16 Cup”, which is set to kick off on Sunday December 15 at the Police Sports Club Ground at Eve Leary with a double-header.
NAMILCO is putting up $500,000 for this prize
At the NAMILCO Head Office at Agricola, East Bank Demerara, Mr. Sukhai handed over a cheque to cover this third-place prize to President of the Guyana Football Federation, Wayne Forde, in the presence of Finance Director Mr. Fitzroy McLeod and Chief Engineer Mr. Ralph Hemsing.
While presenting this cheque, Mr. Sukhai expressed that NAMILCO, one of the main partners of the GFF, was more than delighted to again be making a tangible donation to the GFF, which is continuing its efforts to build a solid foundation for the sport.
Sukhai readily pointed out that this sponsorship is a continuation of the NAMILCO multi-million-dollar, five-year NAMILCO Flour Power Under-17 Intra-Association League, which is in its second year.
“There’s no doubt in our minds that the sport continues to make tremendous positive strides under the Wayne Forde-led administration. We continue to see more than enough positive and tangible signs (in this regard). So, therefore, it was without hesitation that we have once again committed to sponsoring the third-place prize of $500,000 for the GFF “Super 16” Cup.
“We know that the teams will be coming out strong to give themselves the best possible chance of winning this prestigious competition, and we at NAMILCO wish each team the best.
“We would also be discussing with the GFF other ways of collaborating to make the experience on each game day during this tournament a memorable one for the fans also,” he declared.
Responding on behalf of the GFF, Forde expressed profound gratitude to Mr. Sukhai and his team for their unflinching and committed support towards empowering citizens of Guyana. He also noted that the reach of NAMILCO is far beyond the field of play.
“As a Corporate citizen, NAMILCO is truly a fine example of the tremendous impact Corporate Guyana can have on the lives of young people. They have made the largest financial commitment to Guyana’s football development in the history of the sport.
“In 2016, the National Milling Company signed a thirty-million-dollar agreement with my administration for the Flour Power National Intra-Association U-17 Annual Boys’ League, (and) I would like to express my heartfelt ‘Thank you’ to Mr. Bert Sukhai and his hard-working team for their generous and continued support for the work of the GFF,” he said.
Sixteen clubs (the top eight GFF Elite League clubs and the top eight Regional Member Association clubs) will participate in this year’s competition. The defending champion is GFF Elite League club Den Amstel.
The opening double-header will see Milerock taking on Pele from 18:30hrs on December 15, with the main clash between the Guyana Police Force and Timehri Panthers being from 21:00hrs.