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Namibia to face Zambia, Botswana and Mauritius in 2019 COSAFA Women Championship

Namibia to face Zambia, Botswana and Mauritius in 2019 COSAFA Women Championship

NFA – Uerikondjera Kasaona will have to guide the Brave Gladiators past Zambia, Botswana and Mauritius in Group B of the 2019 COSAFA Women Championship which takes place in Port Elizabeth from 31 July.

Kasaona was appointed coach of Brave Gladiators on Tuesday and on Wednesday, COSAFA conducted the draw for the championship were only the three group winners and the best second runner-up will qualify for the Semifinals.

Defending champions South Africa have been drawn with debutants Comoros Islands in their Group together with Malawi, Madagascar.

The 2019 COSAFA Women’s Championship will be staged in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality from 31 July to 11 August.

Zimbabwe headline Group C, where they will take on Mozambique, Angola and Eswatini.

Only the top team in each pool advances to the semifinals, along with the best second-place finisher, meaning there is little room for error or an off-day for any of the sides.

Meanwhile, the COSAFA Women’s Under-20 Championship will run side-by-side, with the senior women’s tournament.

Coach Mervin Mbakera will start his Young Gladiators run with a clashes against South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Malawi in Group A, while Group B contains Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Eswatini.


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