Nwankwo Kanu is regarded as a football legend, he will now also be known as the Sportsbet.io global ambassador. The site is a leading cryptocurrency-focused sports betting portal. This is not the first sports superstars that the company has signed, and it likely won’t be the last.
Kanu is also known as King Kanu to his many Nigerian fans and Sportsbet.io is clearly hoping that he will be bringing these fans to their site. If the company’s plan works remain to be seen, though there is no question that the player has had an amazing career. Kanu has an Olympic Gold to his name. He is also recognized as having been part of a winning Premier League team.
Nwankwo Kanu shared a few thoughts with his fans.
A Force for Good
The athlete explained that he has been a long-time fan of cryptocurrency. He elaborated that he has seen crypto used for good, especially where the Kanu Heart Foundation is concerned. He pointed out that the foundation has received multiple Bitcoin donations.
Kanu went on to say that he is proud to have signed up with Sportsbet.io. He will be using the position to spread the word, he concluded, adding that the partnership is a major opportunity. The Olympic Gold Medal winner has a busy few years ahead. He will be attending a multitude of promotions on behalf of his new partners.
A Hero Needs No Introduction
Head of Africa at Sportsbet.io, Albert Climent, also shared a few thoughts.
Climent declared that a legend like Kanu needs no introduction. He elaborated that the football sensation is a hero both on and off the field. He went on to stress that Sportsbet.io is truly honored to have him as part of the team.
Climent continued that the world should embrace crypto as the new way to place bets online. He added that a number of promotions are upcoming, hinting that Kanu and other ambassadors will be there to help spread the word.
A Currency Revolution
It seems as if Sportsbet.io is determined to make sports betting digital. Last month, the organization hosted an event in Lagos. Called Ahead Of The Game, the event welcomed numerous celebrities. Some of those in attendance included Cassper Nyovest, Tekno Miles and King Kaka. The attendees watched a Premier League match together.
As part of the celebration 1 BTC was given away to a lucky spectator. 250mBTC was also officially handed over to the Kanu Heart Foundation.