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EXTRA TIME: Cape Town City announce major sponsor SportPesa

6:51 PM MYT 11/08/2017
Cape Town City's New Sponsor SportPesa
The PSL club revealed a new signing will be announced on Friday, getting journalists excited that it could be a new player

Instead the signings unveiled to be a new sponsor, SportPesa which will give Cape Town City a massive boost.

Here's what the boss John Comitis had to say about the deal.

"This is a first ever in South Africa again, we pride ourselves on doing things for the first time." 

"It is exciting times for the club. Sponsors like SportPresa are enablers. They enable clubs like Hull and Everton. They are a betting partner of Southampton and Arsenal, and they originated out of Kenya, sponsoring two major clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards as well as the league," said Comitis.

"The decision to partner was more than a partnership, it was a footballing decision to open doors for this club. It gives exposure and access to players in an endeavour to have a team to compete at the highest level. It is a brilliant sweetener to kick off the season," said Comitis.

Cape Town City FC have become the first South African Premier Soccer League (PSL) team to enter into partnership with leading gaming company SportPesa.  

The team that finished third in the 2016/17 PSL signed a record four-year deal with SportPesa to become their official title, shirt and gaming partner on Friday. 

The Director of SportPesa in South Africa Nick Ferguson and CT City FC owner and Chairman; John Comitis signed the landmark contract in Cape Town as the bookmakers stamped their presence in Africa’s most lucrative football league. 

“We welcome our first football partners in South Africa, Cape Town City FC to our global portfolio. Our pioneering partnership is a big statement by SportPesa to showcase our commitment to football development in this country.  

“We are more than happy to work with Cape Town City FC, a club that stands for our values and we look forward to a period of greater success inspired by the start of our journey together,” Ferguson remarked during the signing ceremony. 

The SportPesa logo will now appear on the front of the official CT City FC shirts as the team formerly known as Mpumalanga Black Aces until last year joins the expanding list of top football teams in the firm’s partnership portfolio. 

The agreement covers the senior, development and youth sides of CT City FC who will play in the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup after finishing behind champions Bidvest Wits and Mamelodi Sundowns

CT City FC uses its roots in Nyanga, the City Centre, and the Cape Flats to unite all people of the administrative capital of South Africa under one team.  

The club was founded by Comitis; the former owner of Cape Town Spurs and founder of Ajax Cape Town in 2016 in the rebirth of the famous Cape Town City FC who was one of the most prominent clubs in South Africa in the 60s and 70s.