FIFA honour for COSAFA SG Sue Destombes

COSAFA Secretary General Sue Destombes and legendary South African coach Fran Hilton-Smith have been hand-picked by FIFA to act as mentors in their Female Leadership Development Programme (FLDP). COSAFA has worked tirelessly in the past to promote women in football through tournaments, coaching clinics and workshops for administrators and the selection of Destombes and Hilton-Smith

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Lesotho the big winners in CHAN qualifiers

Lesotho scored perhaps the biggest surprise of the preliminary round of qualifying for the 2016 African Nations Championship when they ousted Botswana from the competition. Twelve COSAFA nations were in action in the qualifiers over the weekend, but it was Lesotho who were most impressive as they came away with a 1-1 draw from Botswana

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Pirates continue to fly COSAFA flag

Orlando Pirates continued to fly the COSAFA flag high in the African Confederation Cup with a well-deserved 1-0 victory over AC Leopards of Congo on Saturday. Happy Jele scored the only goal of the game for The Buccaneers, who brought home the three points in what could be a vital away win. On a difficult

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Last club standing Pirates are in CAF action

The COSAFA region’s last remaining representative in CAF club competitions are in action this weekend as Orlando Pirates begin their Confederation Cup group phase with an away fixture in Congo. The Buccaneers take on AC Leopards in Dolisie on Saturday in what is a tough opening on the road. It is a reunion of sorts

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Busy period for SA national teams

The South African Football Association (SAFA) have revealed a calendar of events for the next three years that show an immediate flurry of activity for the country’s national teams. Next month alone four of the country’s teams will attempt to advance in qualifiers for various events, including Bafana Bafana’s return fixture against Mauritius in the

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Namibia get boost with 2-1 Zambia win

Coachless Namibia got the result of the weekend as they defeated Zambia 2-1 in the first leg of their 2016 African Nations Championship qualifier. After leading them to the COSAFA Cup title in South Africa last month, coach Ricardo Mannetti sensationally resigned last week, leaving Ronnie Kanalelo in temporary charge of the side. Zambia took

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Mannetti resigns as coach of Namibia

COSAFA Cup winning coach Ricardo Mannetti has resigned from Namibia just weeks after leading the side to one of their greatest triumphs, the country’s football association has confirmed. The 40-year-old did not accept a new contract offer from the Namibia Football Association (NFA) and with his current deal set to expire at the end of

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COSAFA teams engage in CHAN qualifiers

COSAFA sides will be involved in the preliminary round qualifiers for the 2016 African Nations Championship this weekend. The competition, which is open only to players who ply their trade in their own domestic league, will be staged in Rwanda from January 16 to February 7 next year. Twelve COSAFA sides enter qualifying at this

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Ngele back for Botswana

Botswana have recalled striker Mogakolodi Ngele to their squad for weekend African Nations Cup duty in Uganda. Ngele was missing last month when Botswana finished fourth at the Cosafa Cup in neighbouring South Africa. Botswana open their Group D campaign with an away game in Kampala on Saturday afternoon. “We are going to Uganda with

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