COSAFA sides start road to Papa New Guinea

Four COSAFA nations will be in action in the qualifiers for the 2016 FIFA Women’s Under-20 World Cup to be staged in Papa New Guinea.

South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia are all still in the running for a place in the global showpiece, but are still in the early rounds of their qualification campaign.

South Africa will meet Botswana with the first leg of their tie played at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday.

South Africa defeated the same opponents at the start of their qualification campaign two years ago and remain favourites.

Zambia travel to Tanzania for the first leg of their tie and will expect victory having shown a vast improvement in their women’s football over the last few years.

Namibia are also away in their first leg and will play against DR Congo.
Teams will have to go through two more rounds of qualification for a place in Papa New Guinea, with just two places for African nations.