COSAFA Women's Championship

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COSAFA Women's Championship
Region Southern Africa (COSAFA)
Number of teams 8
Current championsFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (5th title)
Most successful team(s)Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa (5 titles)
Website http://www.cosafa.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2018 edition

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. [1]

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.

South Africa Republic in the southernmost part of Africa

South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. It is bounded to the south by 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans; to the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; and to the east and northeast by Mozambique and Eswatini (Swaziland); and it surrounds the enclaved country of Lesotho. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation. It is the southernmost country on the mainland of the Old World or the Eastern Hemisphere. About 80 percent of South Africans are of Sub-Saharan African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different African languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European (White), Asian (Indian), and multiracial (Coloured) ancestry.

The 2011 COSAFA Women's Championship was the 4th edition of the COSAFA Women's Championship. Zimbabwe and South Africa played in the final.

Contents

Winners

In 2008 Namibia was a losing semi-finalist. [2]

YearHostFinalThird Place Match
WinnerScoreRunner-up3rd PlaceScore4th Place
2002
[3]
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2–1Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
1–0Flag of Mozambique.svg
Mozambique
2006
[3]
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
3–1Flag of Namibia.svg
Namibia
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
2–1Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
2008
[4]
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
3–1Flag of Angola.svg
Angola
2011
Details
[5] [6]
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
1–0Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
Flag of Tanzania.svg
Tanzania
3–0Flag of Malawi (2010-2012).svg
Malawi
2017
Details
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2–1Flag of Zimbabwe.svg
Zimbabwe
Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia
1–1 (4–2 p)Flag of Kenya.svg
Kenya G
2018
Details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg
South Africa
2–1Flag of Cameroon.svg
Cameroon G
Flag of Uganda.svg
Uganda G
1–0Flag of Zambia.svg
Zambia

G: Invited guest team, no COSAFA member.

Top scorers

COSAFA members COSAFA.svg
COSAFA members
YearPlayerGoals
2008 [4] Flag of South Africa.svg Noko Matlou 12
2011 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Rufaro Machingura 8
2017 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Rutendo Makore 10
2018 Flag of South Africa.svg Linda Motlhalo 4

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