In line with Access Bank’s policy to support the sports industry in the country, the bank has entered into partnership with Asante Kotoko Sporting Club on the Clubs’ Census project.
In a short ceremony at the Manhyia Palace, a high delegation from Access Bank led by the Group Head of Business Banking, Kafui Bimpe, and Group Head of Retail Banking, Yvonne Antonio, presented a dummy membership card and key to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, and management of the club to seal the partnership deal.
Under the partnership, Access Bank will support the Asante Kotoko Census project – aimed at mobilising data on the over-5million Club supporters worldwide with new and existing data gathered from the Club’s records to establish a support base.
In a quest to drive a cash-lite economy and promote financial inclusion, Access Bank will in addition produce multi-purpose membership cards that will also serve as visa cards to be used for payments across multiple channels. Given the partnership, Access Bank has presented an ultra-modern bus to Kotoko Sporting Club to facilitate the team’s movements to and from match venues across the country.
Speaking on behalf of Access Bank’s Managing Director, Olumide Olatunji, Group Head of Business Banking, Kafui Bimpe, expressed Access Bank’s commitment to supporting the sports industry in the country, as it presents a great opportunity to unearth talents while providing jobs for the youth.
“Football is the passion of the nation; it unites us as a nation more than any game. This is the heartbeat of the nation, and Access Bank is proud to be a partner of the mobilisation drive for fans all over the world to have a composite database on Asante Kotoko SC,” he noted.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II thanked Access Bank for believing in the vision of Kotoko Sporting Club. He was optimistic that the partnership will propel the Club to higher heights, and urged management of the Club to be good custodians of the bus.
CEO of Asante Kotoko, Nana Yaw Amponsah, called on fans worldwide to pre-register for their membership cards from Access Bank. He thanked Access Bank for the partnership and looked forward to fruitful years ahead.
Access Bank remains committed to giving customers more than banking. The bank has over the years developed a deep understanding of customers’ needs, delivering excellent service and empowering them to achieve more through financial inclusion.