Botswana and co. set for 2017 U20 COSAFA Cup

Botswana and co. set for 2017 U20 COSAFA Cup

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Oct 24, 2017. 12:00

The 2017 Under-20 COSAFA Cup Championships are set to take place in Zambia in December.

Botswana will be among the Southern African countries which are expected to participate in the regional tournament.

Zambia will get a chance to defend their U20 COSAFA Cup trophy after defeating South Africa in last year's final.

Botswana finished at the bottom of Group A after losing all of their games in a tournament which was hosted by South Africa.

COSAFA released the following statement of their official website ahead of the tournament:

"The 2017 COSAFA Under-20 Championships are set to light up Zambia from December 6-16 in what will be the latest instalment of the vital regional tournament that has been a breeding ground for so much Southern African talent down the years.

"The tournament will be staged in Kitwe as defending champions Zambia seek to retain the title they won in South Africa last year, the start of a magnificent run for the side that saw them also later crowned African champions and star at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in South Korea.

"They will likely have a new wave of talent for the coming tournament, as will most sides in the region as they look to build for future continental finals. In that regard, the COSAFA Under-20 Championship is vital and has played its part in its many guises down the years, a statement read.

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