Africell Gambia Limited on Tuesday boosted the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) for Road to AFCON 2021 with an eight million Dalasi donation.
Officials of the two entities signed the agreement for the GSM Company to serve as the official partner of the national football team, the Scorpions.
Bakary Y. Badjie, minister of Youth and Sports, who doubles as the NCC chairman, underscored the importance of the fund-raising project.
He thanked President Barrow for being the first stakeholder to donate to the committee and called on all to come on board.
The Committee, he affirmed, will sign a partnership deal with Africell towards the AFCON campaign. “Africell has always been supporting sports and this is a clear manifestation that,” he affirmed.
Sadibou Kamasso, vice chairman of the Logistics Committee said three members of the NCC recently returned from Cameroon to make logistical arrangements for the Gambian team and officials including the fans.
Mr.Kamaso said that they have contacted about four hotels for reservations and if money is available the NCC will airlift the fans for free.
Musa Sise, Chairman of the Media and Publicity Committee, said Africell’s contribution is not only limited to 8 Million Dalasi, but will also foot the bills for two major fundraising concerts that are in the offing.
He urged the public to call or send SMS on 2888 to contribute or visit the NCC office located at the Independence Stadium, Bakau for their contribution.
The Road to AFCON Coordinating Committee is looking for one hundred and seventeen million Dalasi for Gambia’s participation at the forthcoming Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2022.