The fund-raising campaign for The Gambia’s participation in the Africa Cup of Nations is in high gear with National Coordinating Committee (NCC) so far collecting a little over D9 million. The bulk of the monies came from GSM partner Africell, providing D8million while President Adama Barrow made a personal donation of D1million. One of the new banks in town, Vista Bank donated D250,000 while a tailor, Musa Mendy provided D10.000.
The NCC thanked the donors and urged other groups to make generous donations to the campaign, which is seeking to raise D117million as a budget to ensure the country’s participation in the tournament in Cameroon in January 2022.
According to NCC spokesman Musa Sise, the fund-raising activities will continue targeting the business and private sector. ”The Ministry of Finance which is a member of the NCC will very soon hold meetings with banks in addition to other activities.”
Last week the NCC released details of the methods available for Gambians to donate to the campaign. People can donate to the NCC Afcon 2021 Account at Trust Bank Limited at Number: 11009543602,.. BBAN..002101100954360201.
According to the NCC people using Africell, the GSM partner of The Gambia’s Afcon programme, can just call 2888 or send SMS there with each call or message deducting D5 as their donation. People can also donate directly into the Afrimoney account number 2888288.
Meanwhile, the NCC has also confirmed that the Scorpions would play Algeria in friendly encounter in the Kingdom of Qatar on January 1, 2022.