Malawian in 2017 Cosafa Cup advert

Rio Riaaz

A son of Malawi has been among the faces of this year’s Cosafa Castle Cup tournament having appeared in an advert for the soccer fiesta.

Rio Riaaz
Rio Riaaz (2nd from left) in the advert.

Rio Riaaz who is an actor, model and musician appears in an advert for Castle Lager, the tournament’s official sponsor.

Riaaz shows his stamina in acting alongside five other males, as they play happy friends. They celebrate every exciting moment the beautiful game has to offer while enjoying Castle Lager.

The South Africa based actor cherishes the experience. He above all gives thanks to God for unlocking doors of opportunities for him.

Although the tournament turned out to be a nightmare for Malawi national football team, the Flames, Rio rallied behind the team to their exit point. He believes as a Malawian, patriotism should take precedence.

Being among the tournament’s faces is considered to be a consolation to Malawi as a nation. It shows, the country has been of great value to the soccer showdown which ends today with a final match involving Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Riaaz has appeared in South Africa’s popular soap called Muvhango, before. He is currently a hot cake in the South African movie industry as he gets trusted with roles in major projects.

He joins Eugene Khumbanyiwa, another South Africa based Malawian actor with a name in acting on the international level.



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