South Africa coach Stuart Baxter, says as much as he would like to win the upcoming four-nations tournament to be held in Zambia, it should not be at the expense of depriving game time to the younger players that have been called up to the national team.
Zambia will host a regional four-nation friendly tournament from 22-24 March 2018 in Ndola.
South Africa claimed their sixth regional title after a 2-1 victory over Lesotho in the final of the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships at the Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia on Saturday.
A goal in injury-time from King Nasama breathed new life into Zimbabwe’s 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships campaign as they defeated Angola 1-0 in their Group C encounter at the Nkana Stadium on Sunday.
Striker Muhammad Shaban scored a brace of goals as East African guest nation Uganda stunned holders and hosts Zambia with a 2-0 victory in their Group A opener at the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships in Kitwe on Wednesday.
Hosts and holders Zambia will have to contend with a tricky first round group at the 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships after the draw for the pool stage was conducted in Johannesburg on Thursday.
The 12 nations that will compete in the 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships to be staged in Zambia from December 6-16 have been confirmed with two exciting guest teams set to light up the regional showpiece event.
One of the resolutions adopted at the Symposium on African football held in Rabat, Morocco, in July, was to have the qualifiers for youth competitions on the continent played by zones.
Kenya sealed their place in the semifinals of the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championships on Monday and in doing so booked a passage for tournament hosts Zimbabwe as well.
East African guest nation Kenya proved the big winners on the day as they thumped Mauritius 11-0 in their Group B clash at the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship at the Luveve Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday.