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BUILD US A STADIUM - DPM URGES FA AFTER LANDMARK MTN SPONSORSHIP

By Sibongiseni Zondi | 2018-06-14

SOCCER - THE Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Paul Dlamini has urged the National Football Association of Swaziland (NFAS) to build a new stadium in the country.

Dlamini was speaking during the landmark launch of Swazi MTN’s E18 million sponsorship towards the Premier League of Swaziland (PLS) yesterday at Royal Swazi Sun.

Currently, the country has two main football venues which can be used even for international matches, the Somhlolo National Stadium and Mavuso Sports Centre.

However, Somhlolo was recently suspended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after the continental football mother body deemed the venue a danger to human life.

Now, DPM Dlamini has urged the NFAS to build a new stadium in the country.

“When we want to play in the country we struggle.

 struggle

We would struggle to host some of the big clubs form South Africa in our country so the FA should look at this. In order for our teams to do well, we need proper facilities,” Dlamini said.

NFAS Vice President Peter ‘Samorah’ Simelane spoke before the DPM and thanked Swazi MTN for their continued contribution to the development of local football.

“Innovations brought by Swazi MTN have improved the standard of football in the country. Swazi MTN has provided a growth platform for our football and we really appreciate that.

As football, we now have to support Swazi MTN by making sure that we make good use of this sponsorship,” Simelane said.

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