MUSCAT, 19 September 2015 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, extended a hero's welcome to the Under-19 Oman national team who won the GCC championship in Qatar. Reiterating the 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership in promoting Oman as a sporting nation, the bank honoured the U-19 Oman national team at a ceremony in the head office in the presence of AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive, and Saleh Al Farsi, Deputy President of Oman Football Association.
AbdulRazak Ali Issa said: “Bank Muscat is delighted to honour the U-19 Oman team and we join the nation in congratulating all members of the team for achieving a milestone for Oman football. As the flagship bank in Oman, Bank Muscat leads by example and the honouring of the Oman youth team reflects our commitment to promote Oman as a sporting nation. The gesture towards the U-19 national team reiterates the bank's support for youth, who represent the future of Oman. The bank will continue to offer the required encouragement and support for the national teams to put up their best efforts and further lift the national honour to new heights."
Bank Muscat is a major supporter of the national game of football. In all major tournaments, including Gulf Cup, Bank Muscat has led by example, being the first private sector institution to announce support for the national team. As the nation's flagship financial institution, Bank Muscat aims to strongly convey the message of support to the national teams so as to motivate others to follow suit and provide the required impetus for them to excel in sports and games.
Central to the bank's social responsibility programmes is the Green Sports initiative launched in 2012 to promote Oman as a sporting nation in general and the national game of football in particular. As part of the programme, the bank in a record time achieved notable success in developing green fields in all parts of the Sultanate. Aimed at raising sporting heroes for the country, the bank remains committed to supporting all deserving clubs across the Sultanate to green their playing fields.