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 Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe
(6th title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe (6 titles)
Website http://www.cosafa.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 COSAFA Cup

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.

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations

Council of Southern Africa Football Associations, officially abbreviated as COSAFA, is an association of the football playing nations in Southern Africa. It is affiliated to CAF.

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History

The following teams have participated in the tournament in the past: Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has won the most titles with five wins, followed by Zambia 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]

Tanzania Country in Africa

Tanzania officially the United Republic of Tanzania, is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. It borders Uganda to the north; Kenya to the northeast; Comoro Islands at the Indian Ocean to the east; Mozambique and Malawi to the south; Zambia to the southwest; and Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, is in north-eastern Tanzania.

Angola country in Africa

Angola, officially the Republic of Angola, is a west-coast country of south-central Africa. It is the seventh-largest country in Africa, bordered by Namibia to the south, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola has an exclave province, the province of Cabinda that borders the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The capital and largest city of Angola is Luanda.

Botswana republic in southern Africa

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has been a representative republic, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the best perceived corruption ranking in Africa since at least 1998. It is currently Africa's oldest continuous democracy.

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
Eswatini
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 Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe

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

Winners by title

TeamWinnersRunners-upThird placeFourth placeSemi-final
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe 6 (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2017, 2018)3 (1998, 2001, 2013)2 (2004, 2006)
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia 4 (1997, 1998, 2006, 2013)6 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2017, 2018)1 (2008)1 (2001)3 (1999, 2002, 2003)
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 4 (2002, 2007, 2008, 2016)1 (2013)1 (2009)2 (2000, 2005)
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 3 (1999, 2001, 2004)1 (2006)1 (1998)2 (2000, 2005)
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia 1 (2015)2 (1997, 1999)1 (1998)
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique 2 (2008, 2015)2 (1997, 2009)2 (2004, 2007)
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi 2 (2002, 2003)1 (2001)
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho 1 (2000)1 (2018)2 (2013, 2017)
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana 1 (2016)1 (2015)2 (2006, 2007)
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar 1 (2015)2 (2008, 2018)
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 1 (2017)1 (1997)
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Swaziland 1 (2016)3 (1999, 2002, 2003)
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo 1 (2016)

Top scorers

YearPlayerGoals
1997 Flag of Mozambique.svg Adelino4
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

See also

The COSAFA Women's Championship is an association football tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA). South Africa have won the most titles with five wins. Zimbabwe won the 2011 edition. The next edition will take place in South Africa in September 2018.

COSAFA U-20 Challenge Cup

The COSAFA Under 20 Challenge is an annual tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by COSAFA.

The COSAFA Under 17 Challenge Cup is an association football tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by COSAFA.

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