JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Eswatini Bank in the Kingdom of Eswatini contributed a check of E 2.9 million to the next Eswatini Bank Cup.
The bank's managing director, Zakhele Lukhele, said the bank is proud to be associated with local football.
"The bank remains committed to continuing the sponsorship into the future," he said, adding that this year's edition would be as big and exciting as all previous editions.
The check was delivered at the launch of the competition, which recently took place at the Royal Swazi Spa Convection Center in Ezulwini.
Harrison Bulunga, Minister of Sports, Culture and Youth, said the country would not have this iconic competition, whose popularity and importance transcend the borders of the country, were it not for the bank's commitment to the tournament.
"We thank the managing director of Eswatini Bank and his team for their efforts to improve football in the country. His continued partnership with football shows that the bank is working hand in hand with the rest of the country to achieve First World status by the year 2022, "said Bulunga.
Elite women's and men's tournaments must be played simultaneously, the same as the Under 20s tournaments. The opening is scheduled for Sunday at the Somhlolo National Stadium.
The winner of the Eswatini Bank Cup would represent the country in the Confederations Cup of CAF.
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