The China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) South Pacific Limited General Manager, Mr Liang Qing, yesterday handed over two full sets of uniforms to Nalkutan Football Club to use in the Oceania Football Confederation Champions League.
Mr Liang said the CCECC South Pacific Limited’s assistance to Nalkutan FC is part of the company’s social responsibility to invest in young people, especially for a club that comes from rural Vanuatu.
The company is currently working on road infrastructure project on the island of Tanna, where Nalkutan FC originates from.
“CCECC wants to see young people get involved in things that will improve their health and also turn them away from activities that might lead them to committing crime.”
The items handed over yesterday were received by Nalkutan FC Secretary, Sam Harrison.
The equipment consist of 30 Nike uniforms in each of the two sets presented as well as 30 Nike shoes, 60 socks with six gears for goal keepers.
So far CCECC’s sponsorship for the Club has reportedly just exceeded Vt1 million terms of the sports equipment and cash donation of Vt600,000.
Nalkutan FC Coach, Moise Poida has thanked CCECC saying the presentation of the new uniforms is a morale boost for the young people in the club as it will make them look neat in the field for the games.
Team Manager for Nalkutan, Mr Yakar Silas has thanked CCECC for the huge assistance given to the club.
Nalkutan will play its first game on Saturday at the Korman Stadium with Ba FC from Fiji.
The gates at Korman are expected to open at 12pm. Tickets are currently on sale at Au Bon Marche Nambatu and they will also be sold at the gate. Entrance is Vt1,000 for a seat on the grandstand and Vt300 for open-air seats. Children under 12 years are free to enter to watch the games.