MUSCAT, 29 January 2017 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, in line with its 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership in promoting Oman as a sporting nation, extended a hero's welcome to Oman military football team who defeated Qatar and won the second International Military Sports Council (CISM) World Football Cup 2017 at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex (SQSC).
Congratulating the team, Sheikh Khalid bin Mustahail Al Mashani, Chairman, said:
“Bank Muscat is delighted to honour the Oman military football 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 team reflects our commitment to promote Oman as a sporting nation. The gesture towards the team reiterates the bank's commitment 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 the Gulf Cup, Bank Muscat has led by example, being the first private sector institution to announce support for the national team. 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 has achieved notable success in developing 26 green football fields across the Sultanate and continues to support all deserving teams to green and develop their football fields.