Sunday, December 3, 2023

CWCL COSAFA Qualifiers: Green Buffaloes eye bronze

Green Buffaloes Women’s Football Club will be looking to end their CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifiers 2023 campaign on a bright note. 

The Zambian Champions’ hopes of making it to the CAF Women’s Champions League proper came to an end on Wednesday when they lost 3-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns in a semi-final clash. 

The 2022 Champions take on Mozambican representatives Costa Do Sol who suffered a 2-0 loss to Double Action Ladies for a chance at winning bronze at the regional showpiece.

Coach Carol Kanyemba could swing changes this afternoon to give some players a feel of the tournament. 

In goal, Copper Queens goalkeeper Eunice Sakala could make her debut for both the club and in the tournament. 

Lushomo Mweemba and Agnes Musesa are likely to continue in the heart of defence but Daka has options in Martha Katila Banda, Esther Siamfuko and Memory Nthala who all can also play as centre backs. 

Diana Banda and Loveness Malunga are also available for the back four places. 

In midfield Judith Zulu, Joana Benaya, and Esther Banda battle for the defensive midfielder role. 

In the attacking midfield role Maweta Chilenga, Enelesi Phiri, and  Lubasi Pumulo are available. 

Upfront Maylan Mulenga is expected to start alongside Salome Phiri. 

Xiomara Mapepa, Comfort Selemani, Natasha Nanyangwe, Bwalya Namute Chileshe, and Lucy Kajiya are also available. 

Sundowns and Double action will battle for a chance to represent the COSAFA region at the CAF Women’s Champions League proper. 

The winner of this year’s competition will represent the COSAFA region at the CAF Women’s Champions League finals in Ivory Coast in November.


Third-Place Play-Off

Costa do Sol vs Green Buffaloes (KO 12h00; 10h00 GMT)


Double Action Ladies vs Mamelodi Sundowns (KO 15h00; 13h00 GMT)

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