Malawi, South Africa to face off at Cosafa

tabitha Chaiwnga

Malawi national women football team has been handed tough sides to face at the 2018 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) women championship.

This year’s tournament will be held in Port Elizabeth in South Africa from 12-22 September.

According to the draw conducted on Wednesday morning, Malawi is in group A with hosts South Africa, Botswana and Madagascar whom they were also drawn with in last year’s tournament.

tabitha Chaiwnga
Tabitha Chawinga leads the She-Flames.

Guests Cameroon have been drawn into group B alongside Lesotho, Mozambique and Zambia while last year’s runners up Zimbabwe who lost 2-1 to South Africa in the finals are in group C together with Swaziland, Namibia and another guest, Uganda.

Malawi is expected to meet Botswana in the opening match before meeting Madagascar on 14th and wrapping up group stages task with South Africa on 17th.

Meanwhile, the She-Flames are in their second week while in camp in the commercial city of Blantyre and expectations are high that in this year’s tournament they are going to do better.

Coach Maggie Chombo has assembled a formidable squad which has professionals such as sisters Tabitha and Temwa Chawinga who are plying their trade in China and Sweden respectively.


One Comment

  1. why do we want to participate in all sorts of games spending alot of money when we are failing to lift even 1 continental trophy???
    why cant we participate in very few competitions,putting more effort conducting academies to build a strong competitive squads and start winning big.instead of squandering money in every direction and without future.
    what i mean is,let us have 3 games that we will be competing against internationally,e.g. mens football,netball and rugby sevens only and put academies inplace to teach youngsters for the future,in so doing we will see our country taking trophies and even qualifying for world cup.But now,we want to be playing all the games but we dont even win continental trophies,because we want to have everything,just imagine we are failing to qualify for AFCON and we have never gone even into semi-finals.
    so lets develop very much few games thereafter achieving certain medals then we can add some more.

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