MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Share Share StumbleUpon Spotlight Sports takes over MansionBet blog June 18, 2020 Related Articles Submit Degree 53 expands technical and product development teams July 22, 2020 MansionBet has announced the latest entry into its sponsorship portfolio, as the operator throws its support behind the KSI versus Logan Paul boxing match.Stating that it’s “pleased to continue supporting the lighter side of sports with this unique sponsorship,” it sees the firm build upon its deal with impressionist Darren Farley, which sees a variety of exclusive video content produced.British social media star KSI goes head-to-head with his American vlogging rival Logan Paul at the Manchester Arena this weekend (Saturday 25 August), as bad blood between the pair boils over into the MansionBet branded ring. Soaring to fame through their respective YouTube channels, which boast a combined 37 million subscribers, the fight is to also be streamed on that platform, which is “to strengthen the brand’s awareness within the UK market and target a new platform.”Shelly Suter-Hadad, COO and Managing Director of Mansion, commented: “We are excited to expand our sponsorship portfolio with such a huge, media-focused event.“We recognise that sports betting should be a fun, safe environment, and with this sponsorship so heavily based on online comedy, it was the perfect fit for us.”The fight’s potential as a betting proposition has been previously emphasised by Coral PR Exec Harry Aitkenhead, who told SBC news: “In our book it does go down as a sports event, even though the standard might not be quite as high as the other boxing matches we bet on! It can be difficult to gauge having not seen much of the contenders in action, however, we saw KSI beat another YouTube star in Joe Weller back in February and that performance means for this bout coming up he is our hot odds-on favourite, at 1/2.“That fight back in February drew in more than 15 million viewers online, which is more than the 2017 epic clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley”.
Ghana coach has urged his Black Stars not to look at the table rather concentrate on their FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Sudan.The Black Stars head into the match in Kumasi sitting second and three points behind Zambia in the group and know nothing less than three points are likely keep them in the hunt of reaching the top.Kwesi Appiah says there is still a long road to go in the second round qualifying campaign, which reaches the halfway stage this weekend.“Our first two games mean nothing now. The most important game for us is the game against Sudan and that is what we are focusing on now,” Appiah said.“It is a long road to reaching the finals in Brazil. And we must beat them [Sudan] to stay on track. The table is a reflection of results so far but our campaign has always been in our hands.“We must focus on beating Sudan and see where that takes us.” After consecutive appearances at the finals in 2006 and 2010, the hopes of a third depends on what the present generation of Black Stars achieve in the qualifiers.For Appiah, the Black Stars can draw inspiration from two previous World Cup appearances in their bid to secure qualification for the 2014 finals in Brazil.“The World Cup is a great sporting event that every player dreams of. A few members of the present team have had that opportunity but I believe the rest can draw motivation from that.“They should have that desire of wanting to be in Brazil and make sure that they carry that dream through.“We need to go out there and take the points and keep on like that,” the Ghana coach said.