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I am against gambling, it should be banned – Wazito boss Ricardo Badoer ▷ Kenya News



Outspoken Wazito president Ricardo Badoer wants the government to ban betting in Kenya.

Badoer, the proud owner of the National Super League champions, has weighed into the hot topic as the Kenyan government cracks the whip on Gambling — a major source of revenue for most Kenyan clubs.

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Outspoken Wazito president Ricardo Badoer want the government to ban betting in Kenya. Wazito FC
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Badoer, who by far is the only sports administrator to have come out openly to weigh in on the matter, supported the government’s move to crack down on betting firms.

The Dubai’s based Swedish business tycoon further reaffirmed that the newly promoted Kenyan Premier League side will never accept money from the gaming industry.

In his response to a tweet concerning Fred Matiangi signing a deportation letter for six directors of betting companies, Badoer who trades in cryptocurrency, said gambling should be banned.

“I said it before, I am against gambling and it should be banned,” he tweeted.

“This is why I said Wazito FC will never be having betting firm sponsorship. We have clear source of income while other SPL teams rely on income from betting firms,” added Badoer.

Currently Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards, Mathare United and Sofapaka are sponsored by betting companies. The national team Harambee Stars also has a sponsorship deal with a betting firm. previously reported Badoer insisted his club would never accept sponsorship from any betting company.

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While there is a rush by Kenyan clubs to woo gaming firms into sponsoring their activities, Wazito has decided to stay away from the deep pockets of gamblers.

Badoer clarified that Wazito would not have any future dealings with betting firms concerning shirt sponsorship, while hinting the club would soon get new sponsors.

Story by Elvince Joshua, TUKO Correspondent.

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