Cosafa Cup cancelled

HARARE - The Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) has cancelled this year’s edition of the Cosafa Cup.

The tournament for southern African nations was supposed to be held in Botswana between September 13 and 28.

“Due to financial and logistical constraints, the Cosafa Cup, which was due to be played in Botswana in September 2014, has had to be cancelled,” said Cosafa president Suketu Patel.

“Cosafa is very grateful to the Botswana Football Association, and in particular to president Tebogo Sebego, for the huge efforts made to actualise this tournament.

“In the meantime, Cosafa is pleased to report that it has now secured the necessary resources to host a tournament in November/December of this year.

“One of the requirements of the commercial partners is that the tournament is played in their country, and Cosafa has written to the relevant national association to seek permission to host the 2014 Cosafa Cup in their territory.

“Currently, we await response to our request which has been promised by the end of this week, after which we will make a full press briefing on this matter.”

Zambia are the current Cosafa champions after they beat Zimbabwe 2-0 in the final last year.

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