By Annah Nafula
Global Online Betting Company 1XBet has signed a sponsorships and multiyear partnerships with two major football clubs namely FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC.
Liver Pool’s managing director Billy Hogan says they are delighted to welcome 1XBET as their newest partner. “I am sure their games and special offers will appeal to our fans around the world and we look forward to starting 2019/2020 with them on board.” He added.
With 18 league titles, the partnership would be one of the best ways to increase Liverpool’s popularity among soccer fans worldwide.
Member of the FC Barcelona board, Josep Pont is positive that this deal will help them to continue to grow both on and off the field. He is confident that the deal also consolidates their global expansion strategy that will see them connect with their new sports fans around the world.
Alex Sommers, spokesperson 1xBET says that they are very pleased to have signed with both clubs which are some of the best in the world.
1XBET is a leading international gaming and technology company which has been around for more than twelve years. Today, this gaming company boasts of employing over 5000 professionals around the world.
1XBET is also one of the major sponsors of the ongoing AFCON where Uganda managed to go past group stages but was unfortunately sent packing by Senegal.
The next chapter of Steven Gerrard’s career looks like it’ll be back at Liverpool – only this time, on the academy level.
Gerrard is set to take a coaching role at Liverpool’s youth academy, several outlets have reported. The news is not yet official, but Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hinted at Gerrard’s return to Anfield, previously telling reporters, “When there is something to announce, we will – there will be one day.”
Gerrard was offered the manager position at MK Dons, but he turned it down last month, calling the offer “a bit soon” into his post-playing career. According to reports, Gerrard is following Klopp’s advice to ease into coaching with a role that is more low-key.
It appears that Liverpool’s Under-23 coach, Michael Beale, is on the cusp of accepting a job in Brazil, according to several outlets. It could leave an opening for Gerrard, or cause a reshuffling in the academy, opening up another role, although that move is not yet confirmed either.
Gerrard retired from playing last month after his LA Galaxy were knocked out of the playoffs. He spent two seasons with LA, and before that he was a Liverpool legend, amassing 710 appearances, 186 goals and eight major trophies with the club.
A return to Liverpool always seemed to be in the cards for Gerrard after his stint in LA ended. Before the midfielder left the Galaxy, Klopp said Gerrard would always be welcome back at Anfield. Now it appears the manager is making good on his word.