Eswatini government to intervene on stadium crisis


The government of Eswatini through the ministry of sports, culture and youth affairs has promised to help the Eswatini Football Association (EFA) find a solution following the ban of Mavuso Sports Centre.

CAF has barred Mavuso Sports Centre from hosting international matches which means the EFA will have to engage neighbouring countries, expectedly South Africa or Mozambique to be able to host the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match against Guinea-Bissau scheduled for March 24.

Ministry of Sports, Culture and Youth Affairs Communications Officer Sibongiseni Zondi has reportedly said the ministry would help EFA find a way forward.

“The ministry has been made aware of the decision taken by CAF and is already engaging the Eswatini Football Association to find a solution to this challenge,” reported the Swazi observer.

Zondo also added that they had finished phase one for Somhlolo National Stadium renovations and were hoping to start phase two in the coming week.

Somhlolo was also banned from hosting international games for failure to meet international standards.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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