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The move strengthens ties with MegaFon’s entry into women’s football and the ties between Everton and Alisher Usmanov.
They will wear the MegaFon-sponsored jerseys for the first time in the FA Cup final against Manchester City on Sunday.
Everton has expanded its commercial agreement with Megafon, which is now the main sponsor of the women’s team.
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Usmanov is the majority shareholder of MegaFon and has a controlling interest – and is the founder – of USM, the holding company to which the Russian telecommunications brand belongs.
Ivan Streshinsky and Blues owner Farhad Moshiri are also on the board.
Megafon’s CEO, Gevork Vermishyan, made a statement following the announcement of the deal.
“We are pleased to further expand our agreement with Everton at a very exciting time for the women of Everton,” said Vermishyan.
He outlined the commitment to support the Blues women’s team after its progress in 2020 and reached Wembley after beating London Bees, Bristol City, Chelsea and Birmingham City.
“This partnership will enable us to support the women’s football game in England and be part of a club with great ambition and international reach, playing in the now world-renowned WSL.
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“We wish the club good luck for the FA Women’s Cup final this weekend and for the rest of the 2020/21 season as we look forward to building on our strong relationship with Everton, Everton Women and their international fan base.
Ivory Coast defensive midfielder Jean-Philippe Gbamin will continue his rehabilitation at a Paris training base.
The 25-year-old only made two appearances for Everton last season, having travelled from Mainz last summer for a £25 million fee.