Pizza giants take on EFL Trophy sponsorship

PUBLISHED: 16:39 28 October 2020 | UPDATED: 16:39 28 October 2020

Papa John's has taken over sponsorship of the EFL Trophy. Picture: EFL

Papa John's has taken over sponsorship of the EFL Trophy. Picture: EFL

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The EFL Trophy has a new sponsor.

The competition has been without a sponsor this season following the end of a deal with leasing.com, but pizza chain Papa John’s has stepped in to fill the void until the end of the 2022/23 season. In a blow to Pizza Hut and Domoino’s, Papa John’s is also now ‘the official pizza of the EFL’.

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