COSAFA Cup

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COSAFA Cup
COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup logo.jpg
Founded1997
Region Southern Africa (COSAFA)
Number of teams16
Current championsFlag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
(5th title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe (6 titles)
Website http://www.cosafa.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2019 COSAFA Cup
COSAFA COSAFA.svg
COSAFA

The COSAFA Cup or COSAFA Senior Challenge is an annual tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), inaugurated after the ban against the Republic of South Africa had been lifted and the African Cup of Nations had been staged there in 1996.

Contents

History

The following teams have participated in the tournament in the past: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini (Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Additionally, six non-COSAFA members have competed: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Zimbabwe has won the most titles with six wins, followed by Zambia with five and South Africa with four wins. The first editions of the competition were a knockout tournament staged over several months. As the competition grew, it transformed into a series of mini-tournaments. [1]

The 2010 COSAFA Senior Challenge was to be the 14th edition of the football tournament that involves teams from Southern Africa. In July 2010 it was confirmed that Angola would host the competition. [2] The 2010 edition of the competition was cancelled in October, 2010. [3] COSAFA stated that the Angolan authorities did not give enough guarantees to host the tournament.

Winners

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
1997
Details
Home/awayFlag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
n/a Flag of Namibia.svg
Namibia
Flag of Mozambique.svg
Mozambique
n/a Flag of Tanzania.svg
Tanzania
1998
Details
Home/awayFlag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
n/a Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
Flag of Angola.svg
Angola
n/a Flag of Namibia.svg
Namibia
1999
Details
Home/awayFlag of Angola.svg
Angola
1–0
1–1
Flag of Namibia.svg
Namibia
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland and Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
2000
Details
Home/awayFlag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
3–0
3–0
Flag of Lesotho (1987-2006).svg
Lesotho
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa and Flag of Angola.svg  Angola
2001
Details
Home/awayFlag of Angola.svg
Angola
0–0
1–0
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
Flag of Malawi.svg
Malawi
2–1Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2002
Details
Home/awayFlag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
3–1
1–0
Flag of Malawi.svg
Malawi
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland and Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
2003
Details
Home/awayFlag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
2–1
2–0
Flag of Malawi.svg
Malawi
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia and Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland
2004
Details
Various hostsFlag of Angola.svg
Angola
0–0
(5–4 pen.)
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique and Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
2005
Details
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
1–0Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa and Flag of Angola.svg  Angola
2006
Details
Various hostsFlag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2–0Flag of Angola.svg
Angola
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana and Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
2007
Details
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
0–0
(4–3 pen.)
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana and Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
2008
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2–1Flag of Mozambique.svg
Mozambique
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2–0Flag of Madagascar.svg
Madagascar
2009
Details
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
3–1Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of Mozambique.svg
Mozambique
1–0Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2010Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Cancelled [4] Cancelled
2013
Details
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2–0Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2–1Flag of Lesotho.svg
Lesotho
2015
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Namibia.svg
Namibia
2–0Flag of Mozambique.svg
Mozambique
Flag of Madagascar.svg
Madagascar
2–1Flag of Botswana.svg
Botswana
2016
Details
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
3–2Flag of Botswana.svg
Botswana
Flag of Eswatini.svg
Swaziland
1–0Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg
DR Congo
2017
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
3–1Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of Tanzania.svg
Tanzania
0–0
(4–2 pen.)
Flag of Lesotho.svg
Lesotho
2018
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
4–2( a.e.t. )Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
Flag of Lesotho.svg
Lesotho
1–0Flag of Madagascar.svg
Madagascar
2019
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
1–0Flag of Botswana.svg
Botswana
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
2–2
(5–4 pen.)
Flag of Lesotho.svg
Lesotho

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Winners Summary

As of 2019.

TeamWinnersRunners-upThird PlaceFourth PlaceSemi-finalistsTop 4 Finishes
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 6 (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2017, 2018)3 (1998, 2001, 2013)1 (2019)2 (2004, 2006)12
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 5 (1997, 1998, 2006, 2013, 2019)6 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2017, 2018)1 (2008)1 (2001)3 (1999, 2002, 2003)16
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 4 (2002, 2007, 2008, 2016)1 (2013)1 (2009)2 (2000, 2005)8
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 3 (1999, 2001, 2004)1 (2006)1 (1998)2 (2000, 2005)7
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1 (2015)2 (1997, 1999)1 (1998)4
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 2 (2008, 2015)2 (1997, 2009)2 (2004, 2007)6
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 2 (2002, 2003)1 (2001)3
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 2 (2016, 2019)1 (2015)2 (2006, 2007)5
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1 (2000)1 (2018)3 (2013, 2017, 2019)5
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini [lower-alpha 1] 1 (2016)3 (1999, 2002, 2003)4
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 1 (2015)2 (2008, 2018)3
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1 (2017)1 (1997)2
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 1 (2016)1

Appearance

Legend
Team 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2 2013 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 3rd1stSF1stQF1R1stSF2nd1R(2nd.C)QFQFxQFGSGSGS––116
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 1R1R2R1R1R1RQFQF1R(2nd.B)SFSFQFQFxGS4th2ndQFQF2nd19
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros GSGSxGSQF4
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini [lower-alpha 1] 1R1RSFQFQFSFSFQF1R(SF.C)1R(3rd.B)1R(3rd.B)GSGSxGSGS3rdQFQFGS19
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1R1RQF2ndQF1R1R1R1R(SF.C)1R(2nd.A)1R(4th.C)GSGSx4thGSQF4th3rd4th19
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar ––QFQF1R1R(SF.A)1R(4th.B)1R(3rd.A)4th––1x3rdGSGS4th11
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 5th1R2RQFSF2nd2ndQF1R(2nd.C)1R(4th.C)1R(4th.B)GSQFxQFQFGSGSGSQF19
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 1RQF1R1RQF1R(2nd.A)1R(4th.A)1R(2nd.B)GSGSxGSGSGSGSGSGS16
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 3rd5thQF1R1RQFQFSF1R(SF.B)1R(3rd.A)SF2nd3rdxQF2ndQFGSGSGS19
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 2nd4th2ndQF1R1R1R1R1R(SF.B)1R(3rd.C)1R(3rd.C)QFQFxQF1stQFQFQFGS19
Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles ––1R(SF.A)1R(2nd.C)1R(4th.A)GSGSxGSGSGSGSGSGS11
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1RQFSFQF1stQF1RSF1R(2nd.B)1st1st4thx3rdQF1stQFQFQF18
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 1st1stSFQFSFSFSF2nd2nd1st2nd3rd2ndx1stQFQF2nd2nd1st19
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1R2ndQF1st2ndQF1stSF1stSF1R(2nd.A)QF1stx2ndGSGS1st1st3rd19
Guest Nations
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo *4th1
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea *––10
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana *QF1
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya *GS1
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania *4th––1GS3rd3
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda *QF1
Total91010111212121213131314130 (13)131414141413

*D.R. Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda are not COSAFA members, but have been invited to participate in the past.
1 Withdrew from tournament.
2 Tournament not played.

General Statistics

As of 2018.

RankTeamPartPldWDLGFGADifPts
1Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 1800000000
2Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 1800000000
3Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 1500000000
4Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1700000000
5Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 1800000000
6Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1800000000
7Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 1800000000
8Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini [lower-alpha 1] 1800000000
9Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 1200000000
10Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 1800000000
11Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 1500000000
12Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1800000000
13Flag of the Seychelles.svg  Seychelles 1000000000
14Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros 300000000
Notes
  1. 1 2 3 Competed as Swaziland until 2018.

Top scorers

YearPlayerGoals
2016 Flag of Namibia.svg Ronaldo Ouseb6
1998 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Tauya Mrewa Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Peter Ndlovu Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Shepherd Muradzikwa Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Benjamin Nkonjera2
1999 Flag of Angola.svg Betinho3
2000 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Luke Petros Flag of South Africa.svg Delron Buckley 2
200118 players tied with one goal each1
2002 Flag of Eswatini.svg Mfanzile Dlamini Flag of Zambia.svg Rotson Kilambe Flag of South Africa.svg Teboho Mokoena Flag of Eswatini.svg Siza Dlamini Flag of South Africa.svg Patrick Mayo 2
2003 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Peter Ndlovu Flag of Zambia.svg Noel Mwandila Flag of Malawi.svg Russel Mwafulirwa 2
2004 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Peter Ndlovu 3
2005 Flag of Zambia.svg Collins Mbesuma 4
2006 Flag of Angola.svg Fabrice Akwa 3
2007 Flag of Madagascar.svg Paulin Voavy 3
2008 Flag of the Seychelles.svg Phillip Zialor 4
2009 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Cuthbert Malajila 4
2013 Flag of Botswana.svg Jerome Ramatlhakwane 4
2015 Flag of Madagascar.svg Sarivahy Vombola 5
2016 Flag of Eswatini.svg Felix Badenhorst 5
2017 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Ovidy Karuru 6
2018 Flag of Botswana.svg Onkabetse Makgantai 5
2019 Flag of Malawi.svg Gabadinho Mhango Flag of Malawi.svg Gerald Phiri Jr. Flag of Mauritius.svg Ashley Nazira 3

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