We add up all the number of the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship and women’s football in Africa!
0 – The number of COSAFA sides that have qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup … it remains a major goal for teams from the region.
1 – East African guest nation Kenya will be the only side from outside the Southern African region to compete at the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship. They follow on from their regional rivals Tanzania, who competed in 2011.
2 – The number of nations who have won the African Women’s Championship. Nigeria have 10 titles and Equatorial Guinea two. The latter pursued an agenda of offering passports to players born outside of the country that boosted their national team.
2 – The number of venues that will be used for the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship in the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo.
3 – South Africa have won the COSAFA Women’s Championship on three previous occasions – 2002, 2006 and 2008. They also made the final in 2011, but last to hosts Zimbabwe.
3 – Zimbabwe will be hosting the COSAFA Women’s Championship for the third time in their history, having also staged the event in 2002 and 2011, the last time it was played.
5 – This year’s COSAFA Women’s Championship will be the fifth time the regional showpiece competition has been held.
6 – The number of COSAFA countries that have competed at the African Women’s Championship in the past – South Africa (11 times), Zimbabwe (four), Angola, Zambia (both two), Namibia and Mozambique. Reunion also made an appearance in 2000.
12 – The number of teams that will compete at the COSAFA Women’s Championship in Bulawayo this year, the biggest ever field for the showpiece tournament.
13 – The 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship is set to start on September 13, with the final to be played 11 days later.
15 – The number of goals scored by Zimbabwe when they defeated Lesotho 15-0 in their Group A clash in 2002. The biggest win in COSAFA Women’s Championship history.
31 – The number of goal scored by South Africa in their three COSAFA Women’s Championship Group B matches in 2002. They beat Botswana (14-0), Mozambique (13-0) and Swaziland (4-0).
176 – The number of currently active national teams playing women’s soccer around the world.
2018 – When the next African Women’s Championship will be staged, meaning the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship is the perfect preparations for the continental finals.