JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – The Eswatini Bank in the Kingdom of Eswatini has contributed a cheque of E2.9 million for the upcoming Eswatini Bank Cup.
The bank’s Managing Director, Zakhele Lukhele, said the bank was proud to be associated with local football.
“The bank remains committed to continue with the sponsorship into the future,” he said, adding that this year’s edition would be big and exciting, like all previous editions.
The cheque was handed over at the competition’s launch which was held at Royal Swazi Spa Convection Centre in Ezulwini recently.
Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Minister, Harries Bulunga, said the country would not have this iconic competition, whose popularity and importance transcends beyond the borders of the country, if it was not for the bank’s commitment to the tournament.
“We thank Eswatini Bank’s managing director and his staff for going out of their way to improve football in the country. Your continued partnership with football shows that the bank is working hand in hand with the rest of the country in achieving First World status by the year 2022,” said Bulunga.
Both the women’s and elite men’s tournaments are set to be played concurrently, the same as the Under 20s tournaments. The grand opening is scheduled for this Sunday at Somhlolo National Stadium.
The winner of the Eswatini Bank Cup would represent the country in the Total CAF Confederations Cup.
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