AFC Leopards Sponsorship Contract Might go to Tribunal eventually

AFC Leopards Sponsorship Contract Might go to Tribunal eventually

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

According to the tribunal, both agreements were void and also the two factions will have to agree upon one sponsor. Otherwise, the tribunal itself will choose which one regarding the two organizations would be represented by AFC Leopards.

John Ohaga, Chairman for the SDT, explained that under an understanding, made on December 22, 2015, all the club’s decisions concerning the above-mentioned deals need that is first be approved by tribunal members in order to be considered valid.

Among the club’s factions signed a sponsorship agreement with Sportpesa on January 26, plus the other penned a comparable cope with rival Betway merely a day later on. Mr. Ohaga said that the 2 teams went ahead with inking the said deals without waiting for those become approved and this is excatly why the tribunal has declared them void.

The SDT Chairman also stated they had signed valid sponsorship agreements with AFC Leopards that they have talked to the two gambling operators as well and they have explained. In addition appears that the 2 companies have said they may ultimately bring the situation to court. Based on Mr. Ohaga, both Betway and Sportpesa it’s still referred to the tribunal eventually. (more…)