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Internet based Asian gaming operator Dafabet has announced that it has signed a deal with English football club Aston Villa, which will see the Filipino operator posted on the club's new shirts.
As part of the deal, Dafabet has agreed to sponsor the club's Acorns Children's Hospice charity as well as the club's home and away shirts. The club's new jerseys will be revealed during a two day music festival in Villa Park on June 15th and 16th.
Commenting on the deal Dafabet Parent Company's AsianBGE Managing Director Dimitris Karatzas said, "After entering the Premier League last season as international betting partners to two clubs, we saw the increased potential of becoming an official club sponsor. It's a very significant and proud moment for us to form such a partnership with Aston Villa, a side steeped in tradition."
Aston Villa CEO Paul Faulkner added: "Crucially for us, during negotiations Dafabet displayed a strong willingness to work with us in our continued support for Acorns and we look forward to progressing some ideas around that in the near future. This will be a good and positive partnership for the club and we are looking forward to working together with Dafabet as we continue to build and move the club forward."