09 Jan, 07:35
AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule has moved to assure fans that the club will have a new sponsor by the end of January following Sportpesa's decision to cancel all local sponsorship deals.
The bookmaker withdrew its sponsorship after losing a case challenging the 35% taxation on revenue. AFC Leopards, Nakuru All-Stars, Gor Mahia, Kenyan Premier League Limited and Football Kenya Federation were all affected by the move as they were getting sponsorship worthy hundred of millions from SportPesa.
Leopards is now in talks with potential sponsors and according to Mule, the club is close to sealing another sponsorship deal which he says will be unveiled before the end of the month.
-I want to urge our supporters to remain calm. We are in talks with a number of entities willing to come on board and sponsor the club. Talks have been good and I believe by the end of this month we will have a new sponsor. The office is working round the clock to ensure everything is in place, the fans should just rally behind the team and let the office handle the sponsorship issue, Mule told Futaa.com.
SportPesa came on board in March 2016 signing a four-year-deal with the club.