Jan 13, 2009, 6:49 AM
Bank on Monday presented a cheque for D100,000 to the Gambia National Olympic
Committee (GNOC), at a ceremony held at the bank’s premises in Banjul.
The money is earmarked for the preparation of Gambian Olympians for the world Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, 5 - 21 August, 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, Ebrima Sallah, managing director of Trust Bank, said Gambian athletes have “always participated in major games” and other international sporting competitions and returned home with “very inspiring results”.
He said the GNOC deserved a commendation and support for preparing such athletes.
Mr Sallah said: “I must say that we at the Trust Bank have always been immensely proud and encouraged by the efforts and achievements of GNOC in the administration of sports in The Gambia, in spite of the huge challenges.
“Despite all the challenges faced by your institution over the years, there is no question that the talent and professionalism you and your administration have shown is precisely what GNOC needed to stabilise.
“So as you embark on this monumental duty to join the rest of the world and raise our beloved country’s flag high for millions of spectators around the world to see, you continue to make us proud. We recognise the fact that corporate sponsorship helps a great deal to ensure a successful representation of our sporting bodies in major games like the Olympics.”
The Trust Bank MD said the future of sport in The Gambia is not a matter of choice, but of conviction.
In receiving the D100,000 cheque on behalf of GNOC, Alhaji Momodou Dibba, president of GNOC, thanked Trust Bank for the continued support.