2020 COSAFA Women's Championship

The 2020 COSAFA Women's Championship is the eighth edition of the COSAFA Women's Championship, an women's international football tournament for national teams organised by COSAFA, teams from Southern Africa. It takes place from 3 to 14 November in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa.

2020 COSAFA Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates3–14 November 2020
Teams10 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions South Africa (7th title)
Runners-up Botswana
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored64 (4.27 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Sibulele Holweni (8 goals)
2019
2021

ParticipantsEdit

Nine of the fourteen COSAFA member took take part in the competition. Tanzania from the CECAFA region entered as guests.[1] Eswatini and Lesotho entered late because of uncertainety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] Namibia withdrew on 21 October 2020.[3] The draw then was held on 22 October 2020.[4]

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Groups A, B, C, Semifinals and Final Groups A, B, and C
Host location in South Africa.
KwaZakele Port Elizabeth
Wolfson Stadium Gelvandale Stadium
Capacity: 10,000 Capacity: 3,000

Group stageEdit

The group stage is composed of three groups of four teams each. Group winners and the best runner-up amongst all groups advance to the semi-finals. As Group A has 4 teams, the results against the bottom-placed team in this group are not counted towards the best runner-up calculation.[5]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Africa (H) 3 3 0 0 14 0 +14 9 Advance to knockout stage
2   Angola 3 1 1 1 5 6 −1 4
3   Eswatini 3 1 0 2 7 11 −4 3
4   Comoros 3 0 1 2 3 12 −9 1
Updated to match(es) played on 6 November 2020. Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host
Eswatini  4–2  Comoros
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South Africa  2–0  Angola
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Comoros  1–1  Angola
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Eswatini  0–5  South Africa
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Angola  4–3  Eswatini
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South Africa  7–0  Comoros
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Malawi 2 2 0 0 10 0 +10 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Zambia 2 1 0 1 8 1 +7 3 Advance to knockout stage as best runner-up
3   Lesotho 2 0 0 2 0 17 −17 0
Updated to match(es) played on 7 November 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Zambia  8–0  Lesotho
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Malawi  9–0  Lesotho
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Zambia  0–1  Malawi
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Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Botswana 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6 Advance to knockout stage
2   Tanzania 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
3   Zimbabwe 2 0 0 2 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 7 November 2020. Source:[citation needed]
Zimbabwe  0–1  Tanzania
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Botswana  1–0  Tanzania
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Zimbabwe  0–1  Botswana
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Best runner-upEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Zambia 2 1 0 1 8 1 +7 3 Advance to knockout stage
2   Tanzania 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 3
3   Angola 2 1 0 1 4 5 −1 3
Updated to match(es) played on 7 November 2020. Source:[citation needed]

Knockout stageEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

[1]

Botswana  2–1  Zambia
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South Africa  6–2  Malawi
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1.^ Group B winner was originally scheduled to play the best runner-up of the group stage. But the regulations of the tournament didn't allow two teams from the same group to play against each other in the Semi-finals, and therefore the games had to be changed.[6]

FinalEdit

Botswana  1–2  South Africa
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GoalscorersEdit

There were 64 goals scored in 15 matches, for an average of 4.27 goals per match.

8 goals

7 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tanzania set to light up COSAFA Women's Under-17 Championship!". COSAFA. 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ Korir, Tony (17 October 2020). "eSwatini, Lesotho to feature In COSAFA championships". Binti Sports.
  3. ^ "Namibia withdraws from COSAFA women's & U-17 championships due to lack of preparation". Xinhua News Agency. 21 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Fantastic clashes headline COSAFA Women's Championship draw". COSAFA. 22 October 2020.
  5. ^ "2020 COSAFA Women's and Women's U17 Championships Guide" (PDF). COSAFA. Retrieved 3 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Semifinal line-up complete at the 2020 COSAFA Women's Championship!". COSAFA. Retrieved 9 November 2020.

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