The Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) has announced that the 2014 Cosafa Cup, due to be hosted by Botswana between September 13-28, has been cancelled.
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, says Cosafa president Suketu Patel in an interim statement posted on Football Association of Malawi (FAM) Facebook yesterday.
“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,” Cosafa said.
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.
The statement says Cosafa remains hopeful of staging the tournament in a new host country between November and December of this year.
It also says Cosafa plans to make a further announcement on the matter by the end of this week.