Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
3 Jul 2019
3:02 pm

Banyana out to redeem themselves in Cosafa Cup

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

Following their disappointing Fifa Women’s World Cup campaign in France, Banyana Banyana will be looking to redeem themselves in the upcoming Cosafa Women’s Championship.

Desiree Ellis head coach of South Africa (Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix)

The draw for the annual tournament was held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, and Banyana have been grouped in Group A alongside tournament debutant Comoros Islands, Malawi and Madagascar.

In Group B, Zambia will take on Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana, while Group C consists of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Eswatini.

The tournament will be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, starting from July 31 until August 11.

Only the top teams in each pool advance to the semi-finals, along with the best second-place finisher.

Meanwhile, the was also a draw for the inaugural Under-20 Cosafa Women’s Champions which will also be held in the Eastern Cape, but the games will be played at the Wolfson Stadium.

South Africa’s Basetsana have been placed in Group A with Namibia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. And in Group B, Botswana will face off with Zambia, Tanzania and Eswatini. Both tournaments will run simultaneously but at different venues.

Cosafa Women’s Championship Draw:

Group A
South Africa
Malawi
Comoros Islands
Madagascar

Group B
Zambia
Namibia
Mauritius
Botswana

Group C
Zimbabwe
Mozambique
Angola
Eswatini

2019 Cosafa U20 Women’s Championship Draw:

Group A
South Africa
Namibia
Zimbabwe
Malawi

Group B
Botswana
Zambia
Tanzania
Eswatini

 

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