Corona pulls out of GFF Super 16 tournament

first_imgTHE Top Brandz partnership under Corona Beer brand will no longer be associated with the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) ‘Super 16’ Year-end tournament.At the press conference to announce their alliance, Marvin Wray, the company’s Corona Beer Brand Manager, had announced that Jamaican Dancehall sensation ‘Popcaan’ would be the headline act for the final and after-concert on January 1, but yesterday, at a simple press conference, it was stated that there will be no such event on New Year’s Day.“Everything did not fall into place, some matters came up that could not have validated our presence in the organisation of the event anymore,” said Wray at a gathering of reporters.He added, “We (Top Brandz) had promised you the people of the country to bring Popcaan for the final of the event; we have done everything we possibly could to have that in place; we’ve tried to do as much as we could, but the partnership that we had, it has not materialise on some ends. We are forced now to remove ourselves from this event.”According to Wray, despite Top Brandz pulling their sponsorship, their partnership with GFF, the company remains committed to the development of sport, especially football, with their launching of a new brand of beer – Hairoun out of St Vincent – set to coincide with their mandate.“We will consider football as our main source of spreading this beer; we will work closely with smaller organisations and the GFF in the future but immediately at the moment, as it is, we will not be taking further part in the tournament,” Wray added.According to the Corona Beer Brand Manager, “We (Top Brandz) deeply regret any issues or problems that may have arisen. It is with a sad and heavy heart because Popcaan is also a personal favourite of mine. We want to give you the Guyanese public the best that you can get. We want to give you value for your dollar and if we believe at some time or the other things will not generate in a certain direction, we have to take a step back and give you what you deserve.”“I implore of anybody out there; if you have an idea or concept that you think can benefit football or the sport fraternity, come visit us at Top Brandz and we can work something out because at the end of the day we believe that the future depends on you,” Wray highlighted.Top Brandz had initially agreed to pay 50% of Popcaan’s fee and the GFF would fulfil the other 50% of the expenses to bring the artiste to Guyana. However, up to press time, Top Brandz maintained that they were ready to fulfil their obligation.last_img

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