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Government suspension of Sportpesa 'doom and gloom' for KPL - Ambrose Rachier

Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has described the ongoing stand-off between the government and betting firms as disastrous to the sporting industry.

The government suspended the operations licenses of 27 betting firms, including Sportpesa, who sponsors the Kenyan Premier League (KPL), Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards.

“It is doom and gloom. It is our prayer that the standoff between the government and betting firms is resolved amicably," Rachier told The Standard.

"Of course, we understand the position of the government, but whatever action they take they should also consider the sports industry.