The Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) has confirmed the eight clubs that will be participating in the inaugural regional women’s club championship.
This prestigious tournament will serve as a qualifier for the first ever Caf Women’s Champions League set to take place in late 2021.
Cosafa also stated that eight of the 14 Cosafa nations will go head-to-head in the qualifiers for the inaugural Cosafa Women’s Champions League (CWCL).
The eight clubs that will be taking part in the maiden CWCL are Prisons XI (Botswana), Manzini Wanderers LFC (Eswatini), Lesotho Defense Force (Lesotho), Costa Do Sol (Mozambique), Tura Magic FC (Namibia), Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC (South Africa), Green Buffaloes Women FC (Zambia) and Black Rhino Queens FC (Zimbabwe).
The host nation of the CWCL qualifiers will be confirmed in due course with May and August set as the proposed date for the kick-off.
“Following previous correspondence on the above subject and the deadline set to confirm participation, we are pleased to advise that there will be 8 (eight) participating teams in this Inaugural Cosafa Women’s Champions League (CWCL),” said Cosafa in a statement.
“We are now finalizing the hosting association as well as the timing (either June or August 2021) and will advise further in due course on the relevant logistics as well as the regulations.”
Cosafa general secretary Sue Destombes also added that: “The highlight must be the introduction of the regional Women’s Champions League, which will be a zonal qualifier for the new Caf Women’s Champions League which is coming later this year.”
“We will be looking to roll it out between May and August, which will contain a preliminary round and then a final tournament. We are extremely excited about this new competition.”
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