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The 2018 COSAFA Cup is the 18th 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). In July 2017, it was reported that it would be hosted by Botswana in July 2018.[1] However, in February 2018, COSAFA announced that South Africa would host the competition.[2]

2018 COSAFA Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates27 May–9 June
Teams14 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Zimbabwe (6th title)
Runners-up Zambia
Third place Lesotho
Fourth place Madagascar
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored48 (2.09 per match)
Top scorer(s)Botswana Onkabetse Makgantai (5 goals)
2017
2019

VenuesEdit

DrawEdit

The draw took place at the South African Football Association headquarters in Johannesburg on 18 April.[3]

OfficialsEdit

Group stageEdit

TiebreakersEdit

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Madagascar 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Quarter-finals
2   Mozambique 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Seychelles 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4   Comoros 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Madagascar  2–1  Mozambique
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Comoros  1–1  Seychelles
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)

Mozambique  3–0  Comoros
Report
Seshego Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)
Seychelles  1–1  Madagascar
Report
Seshego Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Thando Ndzandzeka (South Africa)

Madagascar  1–0  Comoros
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana)
Mozambique  2–1  Seychelles
Report
Referee: Thando Ndzandzeka (South Africa)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Botswana 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 Quarter-finals
2   Angola 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3   Mauritius 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
4   Malawi 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Botswana  2–1  Angola
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Mauritius  1–0  Malawi
Balisson   15' Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Hélder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)

Angola  1–0  Mauritius
Vincent   63' (o.g.) Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Nomore Musundire (Zimbabwe)
Malawi  1–1  Botswana
Sambani   7' Report Seakanyeng   88'
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)

Angola  0–0  Malawi
Report
Botswana  6–0  Mauritius
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
  Zambia 0 (4)
 
 
 
  Namibia 0 (3)
 
  Zambia 1
 
 
 
  Madagascar 0
 
  South Africa 0 (3)
 
 
 
  Madagascar 0 (4)
 
  Zambia 2
 
 
 
  Zimbabwe 4
 
  Lesotho 1
 
 
 
  Swaziland 0
 
  Lesotho 0 (1)
 
 
 
  Zimbabwe 0 (3) Third place
 
  Zimbabwe 1 (3)
 
 
 
  Botswana 1 (1)
 
  Madagascar 0
 
 
  Lesotho 1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Zambia  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Namibia
Penalties
4–3
Referee: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana)

Lesotho  1–0  Swaziland
Motebang   71'
Referee: Nomore Musundire (Zimbabwe)

South Africa  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Madagascar
Penalties
3–4
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)

Zimbabwe  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Botswana
Rusike   39' Makgantai   60'
Penalties
3–1
Referee: Hélder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)

Semi-finalsEdit

Zambia  1–0  Madagascar
Kambole   39'
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)

Lesotho  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Zimbabwe
Penalties
1–3
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)

Third-placed playoffEdit

Madagascar  0–1  Lesotho
Nkoto   10'
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)

FinalEdit

Zambia  2–4 (a.e.t.)  Zimbabwe
Kambole   8'50' Kadewere   4'90+3'
Billiat   101' (pen.)117'
Referee: Hélder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)[4]

PlateEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
  Namibia 1
 
 
 
  South Africa 4
 
  South Africa 3
 
 
 
  Botswana 0
 
  Swaziland 0
 
 
  Botswana 2
 

Semi-finalsEdit

Namibia  1–4  South Africa
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)

Swaziland  0–2  Botswana
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

FinalEdit

South Africa  3–0  Botswana
Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Botswana To Host 2018 COSAFA Cup". Press Reader. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Five tournaments to be staged in COSAFA region in 2018!". COSAFA.com. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Cosafa Cup to make history as draw throws up tasty ties". iol.co.za. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.com/2018/06/2018-cosafa-cup-final.html

External linksEdit