Zambia Women’s Super League Champions, Green Buffaloes Women’s Football Club have been seeded ahead of tomorrows’ draw for the CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifier 2023.
Buffaloes who are the defending Champions have been seeded together with Mamelodi Sundowns.
Buffaloes head group A while Sundowns lead Group B for the draw that will take
place on Thursday where this year’s clubs can book their place in the continental
finals to be held in Ivory Coast in November.
The draw will be LIVE on the COSAFA YouTube and Facebook platforms.
Double Action Ladies of Botswana and Olympic De Moroni of Comoros have been put in pot 2 . One team will be drawn in Group A and the other in Group B.
The four remaining sides will then be drawn into one of the pools for positions A3 and B3, and A4 and B4.
Those teams are Young Buffaloes (Eswatini), Lesotho Defence Force (Lesotho), debutantes Ntopwa FC (Malawi) and Costa Do Sol
The regional qualifier for Southern African is now in its third year and has been a
popular addition to the COSAFA calendar. It will be held in Durban from Aug.30-Sept.
The teams will face-off in a round-robin format with the top two sides in each pool
advancing to the semifinals.
The winner of Group A will meet the runner-up in Group
B, and vice-versa.
Only the club that wins this year’s qualifier will advance to the continental
competition, which is scheduled to be held from November 5-19.
Sundowns were victorious in the inaugural COSAFA event in 2021 and then went on
to be crowned queens of the continent in Egypt.
Buffaloes took regional honours last year but Sundowns qualified for the finals in
Morocco as holders, and lost in the decider to the home side AS FAR.