Newcastle deal fails as English side wants P150m


The long-anticipated deal between Newcastle Football Club and the Botswana government has been put on ice due to financial constraints, with the Premier League side expecting P150 million per season. 

Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture, Tumiso Rakgare said Newcastle was offering the front space on their jersey. Other benefits included Botswana being displayed on perimeter boards during all Newcastle home matches, Botswana branded on the team's training kit, and interviews for pre-and post-matches with the coach wearing Botswana colours.

Addressing the press in Gaborone today, Rakgare said Newcastle wanted P150 million, which the government could not afford.

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