MUSCAT, 14 September 2015 – Close on the heels of honouring the U-17 Oman junior national team for winning the GCC football championship, Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, has announced a hero's welcome to the Under-19 Oman national team who won the GCC championship, defeating Bahrain in the final in Qatar. Reiterating the 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership in promoting Oman as a sporting nation, the bank will honour the U-19 Oman national team at a ceremony in the head office in the presence of senior bank officials and key representatives of the sporting fraternity.
Sheikh Khalid bin Mustahail Al Mashani, Chairman, said: “Bank Muscat is delighted to witness the stellar performance by the U-19 Oman team and we join the nation in congratulating all members of the team for achieving a milestone for Oman football."
Sheikh Khalid added: “As the flagship bank in Oman, Bank Muscat leads by example and the honouring of the Oman youth team reflects our commitment to partnership in promoting Oman as a sporting nation. Bank Muscat remains at the forefront in offering the required encouragement and support for the national teams to put up their best efforts. The gesture towards the U-19 national team is a reiteration of the support for youth, who represent the future of Oman."
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.
Bank Muscat launched the Green Sports CSR programme in 2012 to develop sustainable sports infrastructure at the grass-root level in general and to support the game of football in particular. In a record time, the bank has achieved notable success in developing green fields in all parts of the Sultanate, thus contributing to realising the sporting dreams of youth.