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COSAFA Cup

COSAFA Cup
COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup logo.jpg
Founded1997
RegionSouthern Africa (COSAFA)
Number of teams16
Current champions Zimbabwe
(6th title)
Most successful team(s) Zimbabwe (6 titles)
Website[www.cosafa.com]
2019 COSAFA Cup

The COSAFA Cup or COSAFA Senior Challenge is an annual tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA), inaugurated after the ban against the Republic of South Africa had been lifted and the African Cup of Nations had been staged there in 1996.

History

The following teams have participated in the tournament in the past: Tanzania, Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has won the most titles with five wins, followed by Zambia and South Africa with four wins. The first editions of the competition were a knockout tournament staged over several months. As the competition grew, it transformed into a series of mini-tournaments.[1]

The 2010 COSAFA Senior Challenge was to be the 14th edition of the football tournament that involves teams from Southern Africa. In July 2010 it was confirmed that Angola would host the competition.[2] The 2010 edition of the competition was cancelled in October, 2010.[3] COSAFA stated that the Angolan authorities did not give enough guarantees to host the tournament.

Winners

Year Host Final Third Place Match
Winner Score Runner-up 3rd Place Score 4th Place
1997
Details
Home/away
Zambia
n/a
Namibia

Mozambique
n/a
Tanzania
1998
Details
Home/away
Zambia
n/a
Zimbabwe

Angola
n/a
Namibia
1999
Details
Home/away
Angola
1–0
1–1

Namibia
 Swaziland and  Zambia
2000
Details
Home/away
Zimbabwe
3–0
3–0

Lesotho
 South Africa and  Angola
2001
Details
Home/away
Angola
0–0
1–0

Zimbabwe

Malawi
2–1
Zambia
2002
Details
Home/away
South Africa
3–1
1–0

Malawi
 Swaziland and  Zambia
2003
Details
Home/away
Zimbabwe
2–1
2–0

Malawi
 Zambia and  Swaziland
2004
Details
Various hosts
Angola
0–0
(5–4 pen.)

Zambia
 Mozambique and  Zimbabwe
2005
Details
 Mauritius
 Namibia
 South Africa
 Zambia

Zimbabwe
1–0
Zambia
 South Africa and  Angola
2006
Details
Various hosts
Zambia
2–0
Angola
 Botswana and  Zimbabwe
2007
Details
 Botswana
 Mozambique
 South Africa
 Swaziland

South Africa
0–0
(4–3 pen.)

Zambia
 Botswana and  Mozambique
2008
Details
 South Africa
South Africa
2–1
Mozambique

Zambia
2–0
Madagascar
2009
Details
 Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
3–1
Zambia

Mozambique
1–0
South Africa
2010  Angola Cancelled[4] Cancelled
2013
Details
 Zambia
Zambia
2–0
Zimbabwe

South Africa
2–1
Lesotho
2015
Details
 South Africa
Namibia
2–0
Mozambique

Madagascar
2–1
Botswana
2016
Details
 Namibia
South Africa
3–2
Botswana

Eswatini
1–0
DR Congo
2017
Details
 South Africa
Zimbabwe
3–1
Zambia

Tanzania
0–0
(4–2 pen.)

Lesotho
2018
Details
 South Africa
Zimbabwe
4–2 (a.e.t.)
Zambia

Lesotho
1–0
Madagascar
2019
Details
 Zimbabwe

^n/a A round-robin tournament determined the final standings.

Winners by title

Team Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place Semi-final
 Zimbabwe 6 (2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2017, 2018) 3 (1998, 2001, 2013) 2 (2004, 2006)
 Zambia 4 (1997, 1998, 2006, 2013) 6 (2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2017, 2018) 1 (2008) 1 (2001) 3 (1999, 2002, 2003)
 South Africa 4 (2002, 2007, 2008, 2016) 1 (2013) 1 (2009) 2 (2000, 2005)
 Angola 3 (1999, 2001, 2004) 1 (2006) 1 (1998) 2 (2000, 2005)
 Namibia 1 (2015) 2 (1997, 1999) 1 (1998)
 Mozambique 2 (2008, 2015) 2 (1997, 2009) 2 (2004, 2007)
 Malawi 2 (2002, 2003) 1 (2001)
 Lesotho 1 (2000) 1 (2018) 2 (2013, 2017)
 Botswana 1 (2016) 1 (2015) 2 (2006, 2007)
 Madagascar 1 (2015) 2 (2008, 2018)
 Tanzania 1 (2017) 1 (1997)
 Swaziland 1 (2016) 3 (1999, 2002, 2003)
 DR Congo 1 (2016)

Top scorers

Year Player Goals
2016 Namibia Ronaldo Ouseb 6
1998 Zimbabwe Tauya Mrewa Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu Zimbabwe Shepherd Muradzikwa Zimbabwe Benjamin Nkonjera 2
1999 Angola Betinho 3
2000 Zimbabwe Luke Petros South Africa Delron Buckley 2
2001 18 players tied with one goal each 1
2002 Eswatini Mfanzile Dlamini Zambia Rotson Kilambe South Africa Teboho Mokoena Eswatini Siza Dlamini South Africa Patrick Mayo 2
2003 Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu Zambia Noel Mwandila Malawi Russel Mwafulirwa 2
2004 Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu 3
2005 Zambia Collins Mbesuma 4
2006 Angola Fabrice Akwa 3
2007 Madagascar Paulin Voavy 3
2008 Seychelles Phillip Zialor 4
2009 Zimbabwe Cuthbert Malajila 4
2013 Botswana Jerome Ramatlhakwane 4
2015 Madagascar Sarivahy Vombola 5
2016 Eswatini Felix Badenhorst 5
2017 Zimbabwe Ovidy Karuru 6

See also

References

  1. ^ "COSAFA Tournament to continue". The Lusaka Times. 24 March 2008.
  2. ^ Redvers, Lousie (29 July 2010). "Angola to Host Cosafa Cup in November". BBC News. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010.
  3. ^ Muchinjo, Enock (18 October 2010). "COSAFA tourney cancelled, hosts blamed". Daily News. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  4. ^ "COSAFA tourney cancelled, hosts blamed". 18 October 2010. Archived from the original on 17 April 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2010.

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