SportPesa honours Simba SC for lifting VPL trophy

03Jul 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
SportPesa honours Simba SC for lifting VPL trophy

SPORTS betting firm, SportPesa Limited, yesterday presented 100m/- in cash prize to Simba SC after the club had emerged as champions of the Vodacom Premier League (VPL).

Simba SC's head coach, Sven Ludwig Vandenbroeck (R), SportPesa Tanzania Managing Director, Pavel Slavkov (2nd R), the firm's Director of Administration and Compliance, Tarimba Abbas (3rd R), Simba SC Chief Executive Officer, Senzo Mbatha (3rd L), the club's skipper, John Bocco (2nd L), and the club's information officer, Haji Manara, pictured after the firm had handed over cash prize to the club for winning Vodacom Premier League trophy. The ceremony took place in Dar es Salaam yesterday. PHOTO; COURTESY OF SPORTPESA

The hand over ceremony was held at the firm's offices in Dar es Salaam and was attended by the firm's officials and their counterparts from Simba SC. SportPesa are Simba SC main sponsors.

SportPesa were represented by Managing Director Pavel Slavkov, Director of Administration and Compliance, Tarimba Abbas, and Public Relations Officer, Sabrina Msuya.

Simba SC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Senzo Mbatha, the club's information officer, Haji Manara, the side's players and members of the technical bench were in attendance.

Abbas congratulated Simba SC players and officials for laying their hands on the top flight silverware.

He disclosed; “First of all I congratulate officials and players, given you have made your fans proud, the most important thing is the honour you have given us for tremendous achievement you have earned throughout the three years of our sponsorship.''

He stated; “Simba have boosted SportPesa brand and our company believes it has motivated the squad to lift this silverware.''

“Fulfilling one of our promises, when we signed sponsorship contract in 2017, is what we are doing today, we had promised to hand over 100m/- bonus if one of the squads we are backing will win the top flight trophy.''

SportPesa are also sponsoring Vodacom Premier League clubs, Namungo FC and Yanga.

Simba SC CEO Mbatha disclosed; "Winning is part of the DNA at SimbaSC, the 2019/20 VPL championship was achieved in style and with records.''

''Only six matches before the end of the season, Simba SC won the league in style and we continue to set the records.''

''This is winning DNA does not only happen on the pitch, it is so evident off the pitch with a successful partnership that SimbaSC has with Sportpesa.''

''On behalf of Chairman of the Board, Mohamed Dewji, I take this opportunity to congratulate our sponsors Sportspesa for their belief in the brand Simba SC and the continuous financial support towards the club.''

''The relationship with Sportpesa has seen the club achieve big milestones and has provided mutual commercial benefits to the club and Sportpesa as our main club sponsors. We look forward to more milestones as partners."

SportPesa have, for the third time in a row, handed over 100m/- bonus to the VPL winners as part of the sponsorship agreements.

Top Stories