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The 2015 COSAFA Cup was the 15th edition of the COSAFA Cup, an international football competition consisting of national teams of member nations of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA). It was hosted by South Africa in May 2015.[1] All matches took place in the North West province.

2015 COSAFA Cup
2015 COSAFA Cup.png
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates17–30 May 2015
Teams14
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Namibia (1st title)
Runners-up Mozambique
Third place Madagascar
Fourth place Botswana
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored46 (2 per match)
Top scorer(s)Madagascar Sarivahy Vombola (5 goals)
Best player(s)Namibia Wangu Gome
Best goalkeeperNamibia Virgil Vries
2013
2016

Contents

Participating nationsEdit

National team FIFA Ranking (February 2015)[2] Entry round
  Mauritius 185 Group stage
  Seychelles 187
  Swaziland 165
  Madagascar 148
  Zimbabwe 119
  Namibia 111
  Lesotho 125
  Tanzania (invitee) 107
  Botswana 105 Quarter final
  Malawi 93
  Mozambique 90
  Zambia 60
  South Africa 56
  Ghana (invitee) 25
Did not enter

VenuesEdit

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML · GPX

On 15 May 2015, COSAFA announced that fixtures would no longer be hosted at Olympia Park due to ongoing construction work and would instead be hosted by Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Phokeng.[3]

Moruleng
 
 
Moruleng Stadium
 
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
Phokeng
Moruleng Stadium Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
Capacity: 20,000 Capacity: 45,000
25°09′24″S 27°10′32″E / 25.156667°S 27.175556°E / -25.156667; 27.175556 (Moruleng Stadium) 25°34′44″S 27°09′40″E / 25.578913°S 27.161061°E / -25.578913; 27.161061 (Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace)

Draw procedureEdit

COSAFA described the procedure thus:

  • Draw commences for GROUP ROUND with 4 seeded teams (TZ; NAM; ZIM; LES) being placed in 1 bowl and the remaining 4 teams in the second bowl
  • First ball out of seeded bowl becomes the seed for Group A and second ball is seeded in Group B, similarly with the remaining 2 balls in the seeded bowl
  • We continue by drawing balls out to populate positions A3, A4 & B3, B4
  • Fixtures are populated electronically as each ball is drawn
  • MC talks through the Group Round results whilst the Draw Master prepares the balls for the Quarter-Final Draw
  • We now have 6 new teams plus 2 teams which read “Winner Group A” and “Winner Group B”
  • The 4 seeded QF teams go into bowl 1 and the unseeded teams incl the Group round winners go into bowl 2
  • The fixtures for QF are established by drawing from bowl 1 (GHANA; SA; ZAM; MOZ) followed by bowl 2 (unseeded teams) until all 4 fixtures are populated

The draw took place on 26 February 2015 and was televised by South Africa's SuperSport 4.

Group stageEdit

Seeded Unseeded

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Namibia 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
3   Mauritius 3 1 0 2 1 4 −3 3
4   Seychelles 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1
First match(es) will be played on 17 May 2015. Source:[citation needed]
Namibia  0–0  Seychelles
Report
Moruleng Stadium
Zimbabwe  2–0  Mauritius
Rusere   28'
Chitiyo   66'
Report
Moruleng Stadium

Seychelles  0–1  Zimbabwe
Report Talent   52'
Moruleng Stadium
Namibia  2–0  Mauritius
Shilongo   4'65' Report
Moruleng Stadium
Referee: Osiase Koto (Lesotho)

Namibia  4–1  Zimbabwe
Katjiukua   9'
Hotto   60'67'
Urikhob   84'
Report Manuvire   83'
Moruleng Stadium
Seychelles  0–1  Mauritius
Report Sophie   84'
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Madagascar 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage
2   Swaziland 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
3   Lesotho 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4   Tanzania (G) 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
First match(es) will be played on 17 May 2015. Source:[citation needed]
(G) Guest.
Lesotho  1–2  Madagascar
Thale   26' Report Vombola   38'
Rabehasinmbola   85'
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
Tanzania  0–1  Swaziland
Report Mabila   44'
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

Madagascar  2–0  Tanzania
Rakotoharimalala   14'
Randriamanjaka   44'
Report
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
Lesotho  0–2  Swaziland
Report Sibandze   43'
Mkhontfo   66'
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
Referee: Wisdom Chewe (Zambia)

Lesotho  1–0  Tanzania
Kamela   76' Report
Moruleng Stadium
Madagascar  1–1  Swaziland
Randriamanjaka   7' Report Ndzinisa   79'
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

Knockout stageEdit

Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana all received a bye to this stage.

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 May – Moruleng
 
 
  Zambia0 (4)
 
28 May – Moruleng
 
  Namibia (pen.)0 (5)
 
  Namibia3
 
25 May – Phokeng
 
  Madagascar2
 
  Ghana1
 
30 May – Moruleng
 
  Madagascar2
 
  Namibia2
 
24 May – Moruleng
 
  Mozambique0
 
  South Africa0 (6)
 
28 May – Moruleng
 
  Botswana (pen.)0 (7)
 
  Botswana1
 
25 May – Phokeng
 
  Mozambique2 Third place
 
  Mozambique (pen)2 (5)
 
30 May – Moruleng
 
  Malawi2 (4)
 
  Madagascar2
 
 
  Botswana1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Seeded Unseeded
Ghana  1–2  Madagascar
Darkwah   37' report   28' Randriamanjaka
  90' Simouri
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace
Mozambique  2–2  Malawi
Lucky Malata   10' (o.g.)
Mzava   90+1' (o.g.)
report   51' Sulumba
  90' (pen) Mzava
Penalties
Gildo  
Hagi  
Miquissone  
Isac  
Guambe  
Norberto  
Mahumane  
5–4   Banda
  Mzava
  Kumwenda
  Fodya
  Kondowe
  Malata
  Sulumba
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

Zambia  0–0  Namibia
report
Penalties
Mweene  
Mtonga  
Mbola  
Ndhlovu  
Katebe  
4–5   Isaacks
  Stephanus
  Mwedihanga
  Ketjijere
  Hotto
Moruleng Stadium
South Africa  0–0  Botswana
report
Penalties
Lark  
Daniels  
van Heerden  
Motupa  
Morena  
Segolela  
Madisha  
Mngonyama  
6–7   Nato
  Kgaswane
  Mogorosi
  Moyo
  Dambe
  Legwaila
  Koobake
  Gaolaolwe
Moruleng Stadium
Referee: Wisdom Chewe (Zambia)

Plate competitionEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 May – Moruleng
 
 
  Zambia3
 
29 May – Phokeng
 
  Ghana0
 
  Zambia0
 
27 May – Moruleng
 
  Malawi1
 
  South Africa0 (4)
 
 
  Malawi (pen.)0 (5)
 

Plate semi-finalEdit

Zambia  3–0  Ghana
Mwape   24'
Katebe   29'
Sinkala   42'
report
Moruleng Stadium
South Africa  0–0  Malawi
report
Penalties
Daniels  
Nyanda  
Madisha  
van Heerden  
Manayama  
Nhlapo  
4–5   Banda
  Mzava
  Mkanda
  Mhone
  Malata
  Ngalande
Moruleng Stadium

Plate finalEdit

Zambia  0–1  Malawi
report Mkanda   59'
Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace

Semi-finalsEdit

Namibia  3–2  Madagascar
Shilongo   18'2'
Shalulile   83'
report Vombola   24'26'
Moruleng Stadium
Botswana  1–2  Mozambique
Kebatho   78' report Isac   65'
Parkim   88'
Moruleng Stadium

Third place playoffEdit

Madagascar  2–1  Botswana
Vombola   16'18' report Boy   84'
Moruleng Stadium
Referee: Wisdom Chewe (Zambia)

FinalEdit

Namibia  2–0  Mozambique
Hotto   36'74' report
Moruleng Stadium

AwardsEdit

Top scorer
Player of the Tournament
Goalkeeper of the Tournament
Fair Player award

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "COSAFA CUP 2015 - DRAW". COSAFA. 26 February 2015. Archived from the original on 27 February 2015. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  2. ^ "FIFA Rankings". FIFA.com. Retrieved 26 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Venue change at COSAFA Cup 2015". COSAFA.com. 15 May 2015. Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Namibian players win individual awards". COSAFA.com. 2 June 2015. Retrieved 2 June 2015.

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