Gaming giants Sportpesa have suffered another setback after English Premier League club Everton announced that they will terminate their partnership.
The club in a statement said the termination will take place at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
“Everton Football Club will end its partnership agreement with SportPesa at the end of the current season,” reads a statement on the club’s portal.
Sportpesa and Everton have been partners since 2017.
Everton further revealed in the statement that the betting company has agreed to the termination of partnership.
“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,” the statement adds.
Club spokesperson thanked Sportpesa for their financial support through the past season saying the club is now seeking to explore new opportunities.
“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. Everton would like to thank SportPesa for all of the work that has been done together.
He added: “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 brand.”