South Africa, Zambia and Lesotho were the big winners from the COSAFA region in the qualifiers for the 2015 African Youth Championships played at the weekend.
A number of COSAFA countries will be involved in weekend qualifiers for the African Youth Championships to be staged in Senegal next March.
South Africa are the top-ranked side among to the COSAFA nations after the latest FIFA World Rankings were released on Thursday.
The two-year suspension handed to Gambia by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the weekend has been an unexpected windfall for COSAFA nation Seychelles.
The COSAFA nations competing in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers now know their path to the finals tournament after the draw was made for the preliminaries in Cairo on Sunday.
With the deadline passed for entries into the 2014 COSAFA Cup to be staged in Botswana later this year, 13 of the 14 nations who make the up the Southern African football body will be represented at the regional showpiece.
The remaining COSAFA nations will find out their opponents in the qualifiers for the 2015 African Nations Cup when the draw is held in Cairo on Sunday.
Angola have lined up two friendlies late next month as they prepare for the 2015 African nations Cup qualifiers set to start in September.
Defender Demba Sow scored in the first half and Moulaye Ahmed in the second to give Mauritania a 2-0 away win over COSAFA side Mauritius in their African Nations Cup preliminary round tie in Curepipe on Sunday and a 3-0 aggregate victory.
Defending champions Zambia and Mozambique are the latest sides to confirm their participation for the 2014 COSAFA Cup to be held in Botswana from September 13-28.
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