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GENERAL INFORMATION

Area 799,380 sq km
Population 24-million
Capital City Maputo
Currency Metical
Official language Portuguese
President Filipe Nyusi

FEDERATION MOZAMBICANA DE FUTEBOL

President Feizal Sidat
Address
C.P. 1467
Maputo
MOZAMBIQUE
Website www.fmf.co.mz
Established
1978
Affiliated to FIFA 1980
Affiliated to CAF 1978
Honours none

Mozambique were finalists at the Africa Cup of Nations as recently as 2010, their fourth appearance at the continental showpiece. Each time they have exited in the first round, but there are many who believe in the rich potential of the country’s footballers. The side is currently coached by João Chissano.

MOZAMBIQUE COSAFA CUP HISTORY

Mozambique have twice been finalists in the COSAFA Cup competition but so far have yet to lift the trophy.
They were beaten in the 2008 decider by South Africa, and then fell just short when they lost to Namibia in the COSAFA Cup 2015 for another case of close but no cigar for the talented nation.
They have also finished third on three occasions – in 1997, 2004 and 2009.
Since the introduction of the knockout competition in 1999, they have reached the quarter-finals four times but had the misfortune of being drawn away to Zambia on each occasion and lost.
The side were ousted from the quarterfinals of the 2013 Cosafa Cup finals, but went on to win the Plate final, beating Angola 1-0 in the decider.
Mozambique are one of several Cosafa members who have represented the region at the African Nations Cup finals. The Mambas reached the finals of the African Nations Cup in South Africa in 1996 and again in Burkina Faso in 1998.
They were also participants in 1986 African Nations Cup finals in Egypt, as well as the 2010 event in Angola.
The country is most renowned for producing some of the most famous African footballing exports to Europe like Eusebio, Hilario, Matateu and Mario Coluna, who later served as president of the Mozambican Football Federation.
All theses players were lost to Portugal before independence in 1975, but since then Mozambique have set out to create their own identity in the world of soccer.

COSAFA CUP RESULT RECORD

DATEVENUEOPPONENTRESULTGOALSCORERS
3-3-97SomhloloSWAZILAND4-0Adelino 3, Eurico
12-4-97LilongweMALAWI2-2Tico-Tico, Nuro
15-6-97MaputoTANZANIA3-0Tico-Tico 2, Adelino
20-7-97MaputoNAMIBIA1-1Pinto Barros
2-8-97LusakaZAMBIA1-2Sergio Faife
25-1-98GaboroneBOTSWANA2-1Tico-Tico, Avelino
16-5-98LusakaZAMBIA0-1
24-5-98MaputoZIMBABWE0-2
19-7-98MaputoANGOLA1-1Arnaldo
12-9-98WindhoekNAMIBIA1-2Paulito
9-5-99SomhloloSWAZILAND1-3Tomas (pen)
28-5-99GaboroneBOTSWANA2-0Dario, Arnaldo
7-8-99LusakaZAMBIA1-1Phiri (og)
15-4-00BlantyreMALAWI1-2Amide
29-4-01MaputoSOUTH AFRICA0-3
07-4-02MaseruLESOTHO2-0Mavo, Jossias
06-7-02LusakaZAMBIA0-3
22-3-03MaputoLESOTHO0-0
27-7-03LusakaZAMBIA2-4To, Tico-Tico
18-4-04MaputoMADAGASCAR2-0Tico-Tico, Fala-Fala
13-6-04MaputoMALAWI2-0Mabedi (og), To
19-8-04MaputoANGOLA0-1
16-4-05WindhoekZIMBABWE0-3
29-4-06MaseruLESOTHO0-0
30-4-06MaseruMAURITIUS0-0
25-10-09HarareMALAWI1-0Josemar
29-10-09BulawayoZIMBABWE0-2
31-10-09BulawayoSOUTH AFRICA1-0Hagi
14-7-13KitweZAMBIA1-3Sonito
16-7-13KitweNAMIBIA1-0Sonito
18-7-13KitweANGOLA1-0Sonito
25-5-15PhokengMALAWI2-2Malata og, Mzava og
28-5-15MorulengBOTSWANA2-1Isac, Parkim
30-5-15MorulengNAMIBIA0-2

OVERALL RECORD

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About Us

The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) was established by the Supreme Council of Sports in Africa – Zone 6. It brings together 14 nations of Southern Africa under a single umbrella, with the goal of developing the game of football in the region.

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