KUWAIT: As part of the Bank’s mission to support Kuwaiti champions and athletes, Kuwait International Bank (KIB) offered its exclusive sponsorship to the Kuwait National Cycling Team, who recently competed in the Tour Gulf 9 Cycling Championship which took place in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Featuring an elite group of professional cyclers, the Kuwaiti champions gave a tremendously solid performance throughout the different legs of the competition.
One of the biggest standouts of the tournament proved to be Kuwaiti cyclist Said Jafar Ali, who received the Fighter Jersey (also known as the Red Jersey) in recognition of his outstanding performance and fierce competitive spirit, as he went up against some of the biggest names in cycling in the GCC. Speaking about the sponsorship, Nawaf Najia, Manager of the Corporate Communications Unit at the Bank, said: “KIB has always been an ardent supporter of Kuwaiti athletes and champions, and we are especially proud of our sponsorship of the National Cycling Team.
We have always believed that our national champions are capable of achieving great victories on a regional and even international level, through their passionate dedication and sophisticated sportsmanship. These talented young stars are playing a very important role in propelling Kuwait to the forefront of many different sports, bringing much deserved international glory to themselves and their country.” Najia concluded by saying: “KIB is keen on sponsoring local sporting initiatives and supporting local athletes, as we believe that sports is a vital cornerstone of any developed contemporary society.”
On his part, Abdullah Al-Shammari, General Secretary of the Kuwait Cycling Federation, said: “KIB’s embracing support of the Kuwait National Cycling Team was truly a key component driving the team’s strong performance, enabling our athletes to achieve excellent results in Tour Gulf 9. We are very grateful for the Bank’s ongoing efforts to support the athletes of Kuwait, helping Kuwait’s name to shine across many different fields of sports.”