In this special edition of The COSAFA Show, we hear from COSAFA General Secretary Sue Destombes, who reflects on the last 12 months for the organisation and looks ahead to what is in store for 2022.
The last year was a tumultuous one with the COVID-19 pandemic, but COSAFA still managed to host six tournaments, giving junior and senior players a precious taste of international football.
It was not without its challenges, and as Destombes explains there was the hope that there would be more events, but for a variety of reasons it was not possible.
There is one brand new competition proposed for 2022 that will add an extra dimension to the COSAFA calendar and open up yet more opportunities for players from the region.
That was also the case with the inaugural COSAFA Women’s Champions League and the return of the Beach Soccer event last year.
Destombes runs through the proposed calendar for 2022, and where and when the events are penciled to take place, including the flagship COSAFA Cup.
She also shares her experiences so far of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as part of the Confederation of African Football’s delegation.