AFC Leopards unveil new sponsor days after terminating Ksh60M deal

Friday, July 29th, 2022 11:20 | By

AFC Leopards have unveiled gaming firm Betika as their new shirt sponsor for the next three years. 

On Friday, the club announced that the new deal with the gaming firm was worth Ksh 195 million for the three years. Through their social media platforms, Ingwe said that the club was to receive Ksh 65 million annually.

“We are pleased to announce a new partnership between Betika and AFC Leopards SC. 

Kenya Premier League football club, AFC Leopards SC, popularly known as ‘Ingwe’ can breathe a sigh of relief after we bet on them with a sponsorship deal worth Kshs. 195 million,” a statement from the club said. 

AFC Leopards chairman Dan Shikanda said the betting firm had come to their rescue at the right time and promised their new sponsors they will replicate the financial aid with good performances on the pitch.

"Welcome to the Ingwe family, we are glad to have a leading gaming firm on board. You have come to our rescue when the club was facing tough times," said Shikanda.

"We know through your input our performance on the pitch will improve and we shall do more. Our target has always been to fight for the title and this financial help extended to us will go along way in motivating the players and giving them the support they need to do better," added Shikanda.

Betika senior brand manager Eric Mwiti promised that the firm will walk with Ingwe as they also concentrate on building and improving  the standard football from the grassroot to national level.

"This partnership is solid and confirms our commitment to investing in community through sports, arts and culture with football being a key focus," said Mwiti

"Under this sponsorship we hope to make the club great again. I'm sure our partnership will bear greatness not only for the team but the fans at large," he added.

Barely a month ago, AFC Leopards signed a sponsorship pledge with newbies Spotika. The Ksh 60 million deal did not see the light of day as the club in a protest letter pulled out of the premature agreement citing insincerity from Spotika. 

AFC Leopards vice captain Washington Munene in training at Camp Toyoyo PHOTO/ AFC Leopards

According to AFC Leopards, the club was to receive Ksh 4 million from the gaming firm but that did not happen as they received only Ksh 2 million.

Ingwe which started their preseason early this week were already donning Spotika jerseys with most senior players still missing from training. 

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