According to reports, the deal with First Eco Partners is worth around $23,000. The new of the sponsorship agreement is pleasing for Gambian football enthusiasts as it is the first commercial sponsorship deal that the Gambian Football Federation (GFF) have signed since 1990.
First Eco Partners is an energy company which states it mission as being focused on bringing ‘cleaner and a more efficient way to create and recreate energy.’ Launched in 2014, the company has its offices in Banjul, Gambia.
Speaking on behalf of First Eco Partners, Ted Mctwan, a representative of the company said the organization was delighted to come on board with Gambian Football Federation as it plans to support the growth of football in Gambia with the big target being powering Gambian football in a bid to ensure qualification for the next FIFA World Cup scheduled to be held in Russia.
The goal to help Gambia qualify for the World Cup is a tall order as the Gambian national football team have never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and the CAF African Cup of Nations. The national team’s most famous achievement has been finishing as runners-up three times in Amílcar Cabral Cup-an international association football tournament for Western African nations.