Muscat, January 10, 2019: Oman Arab Bank (OAB), in line with its objective to support the community and national sports initiatives and teams, has arranged for three buses to take over 150 fans to support the Omani National Team in the upcoming group stage matches in the UAE as part of the AFC Asian Cup. This initiative was launched in collaboration with the Oman Football Associations (OFA), through whom fans were required to book their spaces.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Hilal Al Siyabi, the Head of Corporate Communication at OAB said, “Football is a sport that is very near and dear to the hearts of the people of Oman. As a prominent bank in the country, we are honoured to be in a position to sponsor the transportation to take fans to support the National Football Team in their upcoming matches. Furthermore, doing so not only helps further promote the sport but also helps us engage with fans and the community on a more personal level.”
As part of its sponsorship, OAB has made arrangements for three buses to take over 150 fans for each of the three upcoming group stage matches that the National Team will be participating in as part of the AFC Asian Cup. All bookings were taken on a first come, first served basis through OFA. The first of three matches took place yesterday against Uzbekistan in the Al-Sharjah Stadium. The next trip will be In support of the National Team’s match against Japan on January 13 in the Zayed Sports City Stadium, Abu Dhabi. The last of the three group stage matches will be against Turkmenistan on January 17, taking place at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
“Each of these teams is extremely talented but I am confident the Oman National Team has what it takes to come out on top. On behalf of OAB, I would like to wish each of the players the very best of luck in their upcoming matches,” added Hilal Al Siyabi.
Oman Arab Bank is one of the first banks to be established in Oman, with a rich and proud history. Today, the bank operates a nationwide network of 65 branches and representative offices and 152 ATMs spread across the Sultanate. OAB provides a complete range of financial products and services for personal banking, corporate and investment clients.