2021 COSAFA Women's Championship

The 2021 COSAFA Women's Championship was 9th edition of the COSAFA Women's Championship, an women's international football tournament for national teams organised by COSAFA, teams from Southern Africa. It will take place from 28 September to 9 October 2021 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa.[1][2][3][4]

2021 COSAFA Women's Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates28 September—9 October 2021
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Tanzania (1st title)
Runners-up Malawi
Third place Zambia
Fourth place South Africa
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored65 (2.95 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Africa Sibulele Holweni
(5 goals)
Fair play award Zambia
2020
2022

South Africa are the defending champion by having defeated Botswana 1–2 goals on 14 November 2020.[5] They were beaten by Malawi in the semi finals 3–2.[6]

ParticipantsEdit

Nine of the fourteen COSAFA member took take part in the competition. South Sudan and Tanzania from the CECAFA region entered as guests. Comoros withdrew and were replaced by guests Uganda from the CECAFA region. The draw was held on 12 August 2021.[7][8]

SquadsEdit

VenueEdit

Matches will be held at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium and Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Port Elizabeth Port Elizabeth
Gelvandale Stadium Wolfson Stadium
Capacity: 3,000 Capacity: 10,000

OfficialsEdit

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.

All times are South African Standard Time (UTC+2).

Key to colour in group tables
The top finisher in each group and best runner-up qualified for the Knocokout-stage

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Africa (H) 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Advance to Knockout stage
2   Malawi 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
3   Angola 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
4   Mozambique 3 0 1 2 5 8 −3 1
Source: Soccerway
(H) Host
Angola  2–2  Mozambique
Report
South Africa  2–1  Malawi
Report

Malawi  3–2  Mozambique
Report

South Africa  3–1  Mozambique
Report
Angola  0–2  Malawi
Report

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Tanzania 3 3 0 0 8 0 +8 9 Advance to Knockout stage
2   Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3   Botswana 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
4   South Sudan 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0
Source: Soccerway
Botswana  7–0  South Sudan
Report
Tanzania  3–0  Zimbabwe
Report

Botswana  0–2  Tanzania
Report
Referee: Mercy Kayria (Malawi)
South Sudan  1–2  Zimbabwe
Report

Botswana  0–3  Zimbabwe
Report
Tanzania  3–0  South Sudan
Report
Referee: Chipo Mayimbo Mercy (Zimbabwe)

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Zambia 3 3 0 0 9 0 +9 9 Advance to Knockout stage
2   Uganda 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
3   Namibia 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 4
4   Eswatini 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
Source: Soccerway
Namibia  0–0  Uganda
Report
Zambia  5–0  Eswatini
Report

Eswatini  1–5  Uganda
Report
Zambia  3–0  Namibia
Report

Zambia  1–0  Uganda
Report
Namibia  1–0  Eswatini
Report

Ranking of runner-up teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A   Malawi 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6 Advance to Knockout stage
2 B   Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3 C   Uganda 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
Source: Soccerway

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
7 October—Port Elizabeth
 
 
  Tanzania (p)1 (3)
 
9 October—Port Elizabeth
 
  Zambia1 (2)
 
  Tanzania1
 
7 October—Port Elizabeth
 
  Malawi0
 
  South Africa2
 
 
  Malawi 3
 
Third Place match
 
 
9 October—Port Elizabeth
 
 
  Zambia (p)1 (4)
 
 
  South Africa1 (3)

Semi-finalsEdit

Tanzania  1–1  Zambia
Report
Penalties
3–2
South Africa  2–3  Malawi
Report

Third place matchEdit

Zambia  1–1  South Africa
Report
Penalties
4–3
Referee: Mercy Kayria (Malawi)

FinalEdit

Tanzania  1–0  Malawi
Report
Referee: Antsino Twanyanyukwa (Namibia)

Overall rankingEdit

Rnk Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 B   Tanzania 5 4 1 0 10 1 +9 13
2 A   Malawi 5 3 0 2 9 7 +2 9
3 C   Zambia 5 3 2 0 11 2 +9 11
4 A   South Africa 5 2 2 1 8 6 +2 8
5 B   Zimbabwe 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
6 C   Uganda 3 1 1 1 5 2 +3 4
7 C   Namibia 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 4
8 B   Botswana 3 1 0 2 7 5 +2 3
9 A   Angola 3 0 2 1 2 4 −2 2
10 A   Mozambique 3 0 1 2 5 8 −3 1
11 C   Eswatini 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0
12 B   South Sudan 3 0 0 3 1 12 −11 0

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

There were 65 goals scored in 22 matches, for an average of 2.95 goals per match.

5 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "COSAFA Women's Championship 2021". International Soccerway. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  2. ^ "COSAFA Women's Championship kick off mid September". Forzafootball. 12 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. ^ "COSAFA Women's Championship date set". Cosafaonline. 23 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Cosafa Women's Championships fixtures, live scores, statistics, results". Global Sports Archive. 24 July 2021. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  5. ^ "South Africa earn seventh COSAFA Women's Championships title". Insidethegames. 14 November 2020. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Malawi stun South Africa, Tanzania edge Zambia to reach CWC final". COSAFA. 7 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Teams to learn their fate at 2021 COSAFA Women's Championship draw". COSAFA. 11 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Tough COSAFA Women's Championship draw for hosts South Africa". COSAFA. 12 August 2021.

External linksEdit