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Egypt, Uganda to play at 2017 Cosafa U20 Championship

Egypt and Uganda will play in the 2017 Men’s  U20 Cosafa Cup Championship as guest teams.

In a communication obtained by zambianfootball.co.zm from Cosafa, the North Africans and East African countries will join up with 10 other Southern African sides which will be hosted by favorites and current champions Zambia.

The 2016 Zambia U20 team that played at this championship beat South Africa in the finals. Boyd Musonda was the key player for Zambia scoring in the final and he was named the Most Valuable Player at the tournament.

The Beston Chambeshi coached team went on to win the 2017 U20 Africa Cup of Nations tournament months later and were quarter finalists at the World Cup.

The draw for the first round group stages will be held next week with the 12 teams to be placed in three pool each containing four sides.

The group winners will then advance to the semifinals along with the best runner-up.

The matches will be played at two venues in Kitwe, the Arthur Davies Stadium and Nkana Stadium, with the potential for the final to be staged at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

The tournament will be played from December 6-16.

The 12 nations to compete at the 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships:
Angola
Egypt (guest)
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
South Africa
Swaziland
Uganda (guest)
Zambia
Zimbabwe






6 Comments to Egypt, Uganda to play at 2017 Cosafa U20 Championship

  1. sl says:

    Football festival.

  2. Zulu says:

    You better not loose a southern competition to a guest team. That wont look good for zambia

  3. Kasama Boy says:

    Finances allowing, Zambia should have taken the initiative of hosting all these junior youth competitions for the next 10-12 years.
    Use them to prepare our junior sides and ensure they play in all groups stages: U17; U20; U23, and we would have a super strong bullet.

    For this reason alone, I envy Mali. It seems they are doing something we need to learn from them. they are present at almost any of these group games wherever they are held. they will soon be invincible at continental level.
    Let’s emulate them.

  4. Bsimms says:

    I hope the majority of the U.17 team will be called into camp. The boys earned a call up by winning the trophy.

    I would like to acknowledge the brilliant innitiative by COSAFA to invite some teams from other regions. Next time call the Black stars, Green eagles & Bukina faso. Competition is good for the Southern African boys.

  5. Bsimms says:

    * Bukina what?!!!

    I meant Mali, they have a good youth system in place.

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