Betting company SportPesa has received another major blow after English Premier League side, Everton FC, announced that they will terminate their contract with them. The club announced on Sunday that their contract with SportPesa will be terminated at the end of the current Season.
This comes few months after the company was forced to close shop in Kenya following stringent licencing measures from the Kenya Government.
Here is the presser from Everton FC;
[Everton Football Club will end its partnership agreement with SportPesa at the end of the current season.
The gaming brand, which has been Everton’s main partner since 2017, has agreed to the termination of its contract. The agreement has been reached following a comprehensive review by the Club of its commercial strategy in line with its vision and future growth plans.
A Club spokesperson said: “This has been a difficult decision but one that allows us to best deliver on our commercial plan and to grasp the new opportunities now open to us.
“The Club would like to thank SportPesa for all of the work that has been done together. Our partnership has seen our first team visit Africa on two occasions, as well as former players and Club staff take part in numerous activations in the region. This has allowed us to grow our own footprint in Africa and further strengthen our special relationship with the continent.
Everton will appoint a new main partner ahead of the start of the 2020/21 season.]