SportPesa links up with ‘Football Manager’
African online sports betting firm SportPesa has entered into a partnership with the ‘Football Manager’ video games series.
Under the five-year deal, SportPesa will serve as an official partner of the series and receive in-game branding during match simulations.
SportPesa will also work with Sports Interactive, the company behind Football Manager, on co-branded joint social media campaigns.
The betting brand already has a number of football-focused commercial deals in place, including a shirt sponsorship agreement with English Premier League team Everton.
Shaun Simmonds, head of marketing at SportPesa, said: “We’re thrilled to finalise this partnership with Football Manager; the game is rightfully adored by thousands of football fans all over the world and is recognised as a footballing institution.”
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