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Fifa must renegotiate its relationship with the Gaming Industry
8th February, 15:32And the disease is that Fifa allowed football to cohabit with the betting industry in the first place. Sportpesa is easily footballs' biggest sponsor. In Uganda Bet Lion and Betway are prominent.
We all know that no betting companies openly encourage the vice of match-fixing but how can there not be a connection? How can a player who hardly makes ends meet not fall for the never-ending advertisements that glorify sports betting and its overnight millionaires? How can players and managers alike fail to eventually figure out how to 'guarantee' wins by taking a punt on games under their direct influence?
This link is as logical as it is evil. It is a marriage made in hell and one in which I am afraid, Fifa has been the main celebrant. They therefore reserve the right to renegotiate this unholy alliance.