AFC Leopards Sponsorship Contract Might Fundamentally Go to Tribunal

Kenya’s Sports Dispute Terminal has ruled on a dispute between two rivaling factions inside the management of the united states’s Premier League soccer club AFC Leopards linked to two sponsorship deals with gambling operators Betway and Sportpesa.

In line with the tribunal, both agreements were void and the two factions will need to agree upon one sponsor. Otherwise, the tribunal itself shall choose what type of the two companies could be represented by AFC Leopards.

John Ohaga, Chairman associated with SDT, explained that under an understanding, made on December 22, 2015, all of the club’s decisions regarding the above-mentioned deals first need certainly to be approved by tribunal members to become considered valid.

Among the club’s factions signed a sponsorship contract with Sportpesa on January 26, plus the other penned a deal that is similar rival Betway only a day later on. Mr. Ohaga stated that the 2 groups have gone ahead with inking the said deals without waiting for those to be approved and this is why the tribunal has declared them void.

The SDT Chairman also said that they had signed valid sponsorship agreements with AFC Leopards that they have talked to the two gambling operators as well and they have explained. Additionally seems that the two companies have stated they might fundamentally bring the matter to court. According to Mr. Ohaga, both Betway and Sportpesa it’s still known the tribunal fundamentally. Continue reading