Scorchers set for COSAFA tourney

The Malawi National Women’s Football team Coach, McNelbert Kazuwa, has assured that his side is ready to face any team at the 2020 COSAFA Senior Women’s Championship scheduled for South Africa next month.

Kazuwa was reacting to a draw conducted on Thursday at the Nelson Mandela stadium in South Africa, which has seen Malawi, nicknamed the Scorchers, drawn in Group B alongside Zambia and Lesotho.

He said the Scorchers are being mentally prepared to face any team at the tournament.

Kazuwa said: “We have been waiting for this moment because we are ready to meet any team and we are aware that Zambia and Lesotho are good sides and they will give us good games.”

He further said even though her girls went down to Zambia during the 2017 Cosafa Championship, but he is confident that this time around fans should expect a big change.

According to the fixture released by Cosafa, the Scorchers will begin their campaign on November 7, with a match against Lesotho before facing Zambia two days later.

Hosts South Afirca are in group A alongside Eswatini, Comoros and Angola while group C is comprised of Zimbabwe, Botswana and Tanzania.

Each group winner and the overall best runner-up will progress to the semifinals stage.

The 2020 Cosafa Women’s Championship will take place in Port Elizabeth between November 3-14.

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