AFC Leopards SC's Brian Marita (left) and Sofapaka FC's Dennis Ochiambo vie for the ball in their 2018 SportPesa Shield Cup semi final at the MISC Kasarani on September 23, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESYAFC Leopards SC's Brian Marita (left) and Sofapaka FC's Dennis Ochiambo vie for the ball in their 2018 SportPesa Shield Cup semi final at the MISC Kasarani on September 23, 2018. PHOTO | COURTESY
By NAIROBI NEWS REPORTER

What do you do when you sponsor an event and a rival shows up and takes up prominent position? Make them invisible, at whatever cost.

Editors at Kenya’s biggest betting firm, SportPesa, have pulled a fast one on their rivals Betika by blacking out their logo on pictures used for a story on their site.

The story titled, Holders Leopards Dumped Out Of Shield Final By Sofapaka, was a match report between the two Kenya Premier League sides that was played at the Kasarani stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The clash, though, was a semifinal in the SportPesa Shield Cup where AFC lost 0-1 to Sofapaka.

But it is telling that SportPesa editors chose to black out Betika’s logo from the shirt of Sofapaka FC’s Dennis Ochiambo.

In the other semifinal, Kariobangi Sharks humbled Ulinzi Stars 4-1 to advance to the cup finals where they will meet with Sofapaka.

Some Sh2 million prize money and a ticket to the Caf Confederations Cup are up for grabs on October 20 when the two sides meet.

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