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November 14, 2018

SportPesa pledges to invest heavily in development of sports in Tanzania

A Sports Pesa jackpot ad. /COURTESY.
A Sports Pesa jackpot ad. /COURTESY.

The Government  of Tanzania has welcomed and pledged to support Kenya’s leading gaming firm SportPesa after it officially rolled out its operations in Dar-es-Salaam yesterday.

Following its launch, the company immediately announced a TSh50m (Sh2.21 million) sponsorship for the Serengeti Boys football team that will play at a youth tournament in Gabon.

Tanzania’s minister for Information, Culture and Sport Harrison Mwakyembe said the firm was a “valuable partner in sports development”.

“Thank you for seeing enormous potential in Tanzania, not only to promote sport, but also to create employment and enthusiasm in sports.,” Mwakyembe said. SportPesa Tanzania director of administration Abbas Tarimba said that the firm sought to alter the face of sports development in the country.

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