COSAFA match officials off to World Cup in Russia!

A trio of match officials from Southern Africa will represent COSAFA at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a sign of the growing respect for referees and their assistants in the region. Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe will blow the whistle, along with his team of South Africa’s Zakhele Siwela and Jerson dos Santos from Angola, who

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South Africa win Four Nations trophy in Zambia

South Africa lifted the Four Nations trophy on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over hosts Zambia in the final played in Ndola. Goals from Percy Tau and Lebo Mothiba sealed the win for Bafana, to bring some relief to coach Stuart Baxter. Earlier, Angola defeated Zimbabwe on penalties to claim the bronze medal after those

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Zambia, South Africa to meet in Four Nations final

Hosts Zambia and South Africa will contest the final of the Four Nations tournament in Ndola on Saturday after they edged their semifinals in penalty shoot-outs. Zambia saw off Zimbabwe 5-4 on spot-kicks after the teams had played to a 2-2 draw, while South Africa overcame Angola 6-5 after they had finished even at 1-1.

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Zambia call on European-based stars

Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda has called on four European-based players for the four nations tournament hosted in Ndola later this month. Zambia will play Zimbabwe in their semifinal match on March 22, with South Africa and Angola to contest the other fixture on the same day. The final and third-place play-off will be played at

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Chidzambwa brings in new faces for Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe coach Sunday Chidzambwa has named a largely overseas-based squad to represent the country at a four nations tournament in Ndola from March 22-25. The Warriors will play hosts Zambia on March 22 in their semifinal, and will meet either Angola or South Africa three days later depending on results. Only four locally-based players have

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Zambia to host COSAFA rivals in four-team tournament

COSAFA sides Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Angola will be involved in a four-nation tournament to be staged at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola later this month. Zambia will take on Zimbabwe in the first semifinal match, a replay of the 2017 COSAFA Cup final that was won by the Warriors. South Africa and

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COSAFA clubs ready for CAF action

A host of club sides from the COSAFA region will begin their campaigns in African club competition this weekend, all eager to advance to the pool stages of the Champions League and Confederation Cup. Zambian side Zanaco host Armed Forces from Gambia in the first leg of their Champions League tie on Saturday, looking for

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Disappointing weekend for COSAFA sides at CHAN

It was a disappointing weekend for the three COSAFA sides competing in the 2018 African Nations Championship quarterfinals as all suffered defeats to be knocked out of the competition. Namibia were beaten 2-0 by hosts Morocco in Casablanca, while Zambia were surprise 1-0 losers to Sudan in Marrakech. Angola ran Nigeria close, taking the game

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Angola make it three from three for COSAFA at CHAN!

Angola became the third side from the COSAFA region to reach the quarterfinals of the 2018 African Nations Championships (CHAN) being played in Morocco. The Palancas Negras joined Namibia and Zambia in the knockout stages as all three sides from the Southern African region advanced through their pools. Angola played to a 0-0 draw with

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