Ex-player warns against alcohol abuse

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Former player and official at the Gaborone City Regional Football Association, Patikani Mazwiduma has urged players to refrain from abusing alcohol and drugs.

Mazwiduma was speaking at the awards' ceremony for Gaborone regional clubs in Gaborone on Saturday. He encouraged players to always focus and commit themselves to the game if they want to excel and reach peak level. He said during his playing days, money was a challenge in local football, but players remained focused and committed. He warned that alcohol abuse can be a major hindrance to the development of a football player.

He said reports that some players and officials resort to violent conduct either against referees or other players, is a major concern and urged Gaborone region clubs to conduct themselves in a professional manner.Chairperson of the regional football body, Thapelo Otimile said organising the awards ceremony always comes with challenges since they do not have sponsors.

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