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Aegon presents 2 sets of jerseys to Milan

Oct 19, 2011, 2:10 PM | Article By: Lamin Drammeh

Aegon Company of Netherlands recently presented two sets of home and away jerseys to Milan FC, one of the leading Nawetan teams in Bakau, in its effort at transforming the club into becoming a household name in Gambian football at the highest attractive level.

The double packages that include 18 sets of home and 18 sets of away jerseys, according to the club officials, was intended to help the Bakau-community-based Nawetan team in its quest to make a mark in Gambian football.

The president of Milan FC, Ousman Drammeh, who was in attendance to receive the donated items on behalf of the club, said: “Aegon has rendered and continue to render tremendous services to Milan FC since the establishment of the partnership deal in 2009.”

According to Drammeh, also known as Cho, such support of this magnitude have gone a long way in trying to give extra motivation to the players, and the team’s wonderful performance in the Nawetan so far is a clear demonstration that the donated materials have helped them a great deal over the last couple of years.

“The ambition of Aegon is to take Milan to the divisional level and I think this is the first step in their attempt to help the team realize its ultimate objective. The future of this club is bright,” said Drammeh, who is understood to have played a major role in the establishment of the partnership through the effort and support of Bas Endlich, a Dutch national, who visited The Gambia two years ago.

“I would be so much excited to see Milan win a trophy in Bakau Nawetan but what will be more exciting is to see the team get to the top tier of Gambian football.

The lucrative partnership deal, expected to run until 2015, was reached between the two Netherlands giants - Aegon and Ajax FC in 2008 but their Gambian counterparts Milan were included in the deal in 2008, Pointsports desk can confirm.

Meanwhile, Milan got off to a sparkling start to this year’s Nawetan with a hard fought 3-2 win against Bremen Border, which was followed by yet another breathtaking draw at the expense of in-form Zuwa FC as they came from behind to secure a stoppage time 1-1 draw.

Their biggest win so far came against Kairaba thanks to an emphatic 2-nil success on Monday evening at the Real De Banjul football field at the Independence Stadium in Bakau.

The team’s wonderful start to the campaign has seen them open up a two-point lead at the summit of Group C with seven points in three matches.