The rise and rise of bet9ja


The bet9ja NNL Logo

Betting on football is a huge and growing global industry worth billions per year.
The growth of the internet and mobile devices with quick access to odds has made betting generally much more accessible.
Nigeria is no exception, with bet9ja leading the pack.

From its initial brand positioning as front-of-shirt sponsor of Nigeria Premier League side, Remo Stars, betting brand, bet9ja, has moved a step further to dominate the betting space as the leading betting brand with its new role as flagship sponsor of the Nigeria National League (NNL).

The romance with Nigeria’s second-tier league started as a romour, but it was finally consummated, on Thursday May 18, in Lagos. x-rays the brand’s sponsorship portfolios as it moves seamlessly into the games heartland where betting has since become a way of life.


Club Sponsorship

bet9ja is front-of-shirt sponsor of Remo Stars

Back in 2013, bet9ja made history as the first betting brand to become front-of-shirt sponsor of a Nigerian club when it sealed a deal with Remo Stars, then campaigning in the second tier Nigeria National League.
Today, the club plays in the top flight and bet9ja remains front-of-shirt sponsor of the team.
This has boosted awareness for the brand which has strategically become a national brand with operations across the country.



Four years after its initial romance with the ’beautiful game’, bet9ja made an audacious move into the media by sealing a deal as sponsor of the well celebrated SuperSport Program, Naija Made, which is the highlight program of the country’s top flight league, the Nigeria Professional Football League.



bet9ja partnered the Nigerian Sports Award to further boost brand profile and sponsored The Pitch Awards.
“Bet9ja is delighted to be associated with an award ceremony, that rewards excellence, skills and hard work in football,” said Kunle Soname, chairman Bet9ja, during the 2016 edition.

It is the only brand to sponsor two awards.

League Sponsorship

The announcement of the N200million naira sponsorship of the second tier league, the NNL clearly confirms bet9ja’s role as the leading betting brand in the country.
History was made as bet9ja became the first betting company to sponsor a league in the country.

With 18 teams in the Southern Conference and 12 in the Northern Conference, bet9ja takes ownership of the playing grounds of 30 teams.
Moreover, it enables the brand engage with football fans spanning all 30 league clubs in the country.

bet9ja is not just maximizing the geographical spread of the teams, but will also occupy an important part of the clubs as the NNL logo on sleeves of all 30 clubs will carry the brand.
Managing Director of bet9ja, Ayo Ojuroye, while announcing the partnership said it would help develop the league.

Ojuroye said: “It is our goal to support what is our own hence the decision to support the NNL, it is a testament of our plans for the Nigerian youths. We want to support grassroots development and promoting the league will help us in achieving that.

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