Alcohol ban costs Botswana COSAFA Cup

Unwanted Samaritan: SABMiller sponsors COSAFA Cup through the Castel brand. PIC: COSAFA
Unwanted Samaritan: SABMiller sponsors COSAFA Cup through the Castel brand. PIC: COSAFA

Botswana National Sport Commission (BNSC) has turned down the organisers of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Castle Cup from getting Botswana to host next year’s edition. This is due to a ban on alcohol advertising in Botswana.

COSAFA was keen to have the Botswana Football Association (BFA) organise next year’s event. But BNSC chairperson, Solly Reikeletseng told Mmegi Sport yesterday that sport cannot be sponsored through any alcohol brand. He said there is no way they could be seen promoting alcohol through sport.

Reikeletseng said it was not possible for COSAFA Cup to come to Botswana as long as an alcohol brand is the sponsor.

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