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Nigerian music star, Mr Eazi’s company, BetPawa, signs $6 million deal to sponsor Ghanaian league



Nigerian music star, Mr Eazi’s online gaming franchise, betPawa, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the Ghanaian Premier League worth $6 million.

The headline sponsorship deal was announced on Wednesday by the Ghanaian Football Association (GFA) in Accra ahead of the resumption of the 2022/23 league on September 2.

The GFA President, Kurt Okraku, who announced the signing of the deal, said the partnership will primarily focus on “marketing and positioning the elite league to become one of the most successful and attractive on the continent.

“For the country to be able to compete fiercely and on equal footing with other talents around the globe, there is the need for companies like betPawa and corporate Ghana to contribute to complement the effort of the government,” Okraku said.

On his part, the Nigerian star said his “company’s high appetite for growing and harnessing talents, creating opportunities, and rewarding fans across its markets” informed the partnership with the Ghanaian league.

Mr Eazi who is one successful African artiste who boasts of an incredible investment portfolio that includes the emPawa Africa incubator programme and a venture firm, Zagadat CapitalIn.

In June this year, betPawa sealed a deal with MTN Rwanda’s fintech subsidiary, Mobile Money Rwanda, to offer customers a range of payment methods.


Qatar 2022: Tunisia’s World Cup hopes suffer setback after losing to Australia



Hopes of Tunisia making it out of Group D at the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup is now hanging in the balance after the Carthage Eagles narrowly lost their second group match to Australia 0-1.

The match played at the Al Janoub Stadium on Saturday saw Australia taking control of the first half and completely outplayed the Tunisians in every area of the game and was duly rewarded with a goal scored by striker Mitchell Duke scored midway through the first half with a glancing header past keeper Aymen Dahmen.

The win was the Socceroos’ first World Cup victory in 12 years and moved them into second place in Group D behind reigning world champions, France.

Though Tunisia improved remarkably in the second half, they could not break down the Australian defence line which defended resolutely and was able to curtail everything the North Africans threw at them.

Tunisia’s next match is against group leaders France and is a must win if they are to advance from the group.

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Qatar 2022: Senegal gets Africa’s first win, wallop host 3-1



The Terenga Lions Senegal on Friday, stormed to a 3-1 pummeling of host Qatar in their second match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, thus giving the African continent its first win in the tournament.

The Afcon 2021 Champions, without their injured talisman, Sadio Mane, got the first goal late in the first half after a defensive error which saw striker Boulaye Dia drilled home after Qatari defender Boualem Khoukhi tried to make a clearance under no pressure but didn’t connect properly.

Early in the second half, Famara Diedhiou struck to make it 2-0 with a sublime header from a corner.

The West Africans were pegged back by Qatar substitute Mohammed Muntari who gave the hosts a glimmer of hope with a powerful header to make it 2-1.

But the fightback only lasted for six minutes before Bamba Dieng restored Senegal’s two goals lead with a smart shot from a cut back.

The win means that Senegal will qualify from Group A if they beat Ecuador in their last group match next week.

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