COSAFA 2017 Draw Throws Up Tasty Ties

17 May 2017
17 May 2017, Comments: 0

GV of COSAFA Draw during the Cosafa Draw on 16 May 2017 at SAB Breweries © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

The draw for the 2017 COSAFA Castle Cup has set up some tasty ties for the regional showpiece tournament that will be staged at Moruleng and Royal Bafokeng Stadia from June 25-July 9.

Defending champions, South Africa, must wait to learn their quarterfinal opponents having been drawn against the winner of Group A at the event.

South Africa will come up against one of Angola, Tanzania, Mauritius and Malawi in the regional showpiece tournament.

Tanzania are competing for the third time after 1997 and 2015, with Comoros Islands having declined to take part this year.

Swaziland will face the winners of Group B, which is a hugely competitive pool that includes Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Mozambique and Seychelles.

The other two quarterfinals see Botswana take on Zambia in a titanic battle and 2015 winners Namibia play Lesotho in another COSAFA Castle Cup classic clash.

As in the last two editions, the losing teams in the quarterfinals will enter the plate competition.

The regional showpiece tournament was first played in 1997 and has been won four times each by South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Angola have three titles to their name and Namibia one.

A1 – Tanzania
A2 – Malawi
A3 – Mauritius
A4 – Angola

B1 – Mozambique
B2 – Zimbabwe
B3 – Madagascar
B4 – Seychelles

QUARTERFINALS Botswana vs Zambia

Namibia vs Lesotho

South Africa vs Winner Group A

Swaziland vs Winner Group B





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