Ikorodu City FC have sealed a shirt sponsorship deal with one of the foremost Sports Betting Companies in Nigeria and Africa, BetKing for the 2022/23 Nigeria National League (NNL) season.

The milestone partnership between the Lagos-based NNL side and BetKing was sealed on Thursday, with an official ceremony at the KingMakers office in Lagos.

The Managing Director of BetKing Nigeria, Gossy Ukawoke, revealed at the unveiling ceremony that Ikorodu City is the first Football Club the company will be partnering with in Nigeria, as both parties aim towards building headline-grabbing success as Kings in 2023.

“This is actually the first time we’ll be sponsoring or partnering with a football club in Nigeria,” Gossy Ukawoke the MD of BetKing said.

“The deal is for the duration of the coming season and extends to all facets of the club, including the youth system, branding and can extend to other projects of the club beyond the season,” he added.

BetKing will appear on the home, away and alternate kits match day jerseys of the club all through the Nigeria National League 2022/23 season.

The Vice-Chairman of Ikorodu City, Mr Sanmi Doherty adds: “We are very proud to be associated with this brand. 

“What caught me was the part of their brand that refers to being ‘KingMakers’ which means as a KingMaker, you invest in things even when you’re not even so sure how they will turn out and that is what BetKing has done with us. 

“They have chosen to trust us and we will not let them down.”

Mr Sanmi Doherty, Vice-Chairman Ikorodu City FC

The new season is upon us and for Ikorodu City, it’s a huge chance to battle and break into the topflight of the country, after gaining the status as the best second division club in Lagos for the last two seasons, winning the Lagos State Football Association NNL Preseason Tournament consecutively.