COSAFA under 15! A new regional tournament on the horizon

Malawi players celebrate their goal against Swaziland in a match they drew 1-1 all in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

Akometsi Sports Desk

For many years in this Southern part of Africa countries have been excited to compete in various COSAFA cups, annual events that were founded in 1997.

The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations hosts a number of tournaments for national teams within its regions.

The tournaments that are predominantly hosted in the rainbow nation, South Africa, they include COSAFA cup for senior national teams, COSAFA under 20, and of course the competitive COSAFA women’s cup.

In an interesting development, COSAFA has introduced a new tournament which is more likely to be inaugurated in 2021. The COSAFA under 15 tournament.

In an interview, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sugzo Nyirenda said this tournament is very important because it will expose a lot of young talent within the region.

He reckons that this is an opportunity for countries within the region to concentrate on grassroots football.

 

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