Chipolopolo face Comoros in COSAFA Cup Group B Opener

Chipolopolo face Comoros in COSAFA Cup Group B Opener
Evans Rusike of Zimbabwe challenged by Tandi Mwape of Zambia during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier between Zimbabwe and Zambia at National Sports Stadium,Harare,Zimbabwe,on 29 March 2021 ©BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Sunday Jun 20, 2021. 18:00

Defending champions Zambia will kick-off their 2021 COSAFA Cup campaign against Comoros.

Comoros and Zambia are in Group B alongside Malawi and Madagascar at this year’s COSAFA Cup South Africa will host at Nelson Mandela Bay from July 6-18.

Chipolopolo and Comoros will be in action on match-day-two of the tournament on July 7 at Isaac Wolfson Stadium.

It will be the two countries debut senior COSAFA Cup clash and their first meeting since September 2011 when they played in the 2012 AFCON Group C qualifier that Zambia won 2-1 in Moroni.

Zambia will then face Madagascar in their penultimate Group B match on July 10 at Wolfson Stadium.

The defending champions will wrap-up their Group B campaign with a central African derby showdown against Malawi on July 13 at NMB Stadium.

Group B winner will face victor from the group of death Group C in the second semifinal doubleheader kickoff on July 16 at NMB Stadium.

Group C contains Namibia and Mozambique, record six-time champions Zimbabwe and guest side Senegal.

The best second-placed side will play winner of Group A where Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana and hosts South Africa will fight for a semifinal place.

All the knockout stage matches will be played at NMB Stadium.

Chipolopolo are chasing a recording-equaling sixth COSAFA Cup triumph.


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