LISTEN! Hear from the coaches ahead of the CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifiers final!

Black Rhinos Queens of Zimbabwe will take on Mamelodi Sundowns from South Africa in the final of the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifiers and we hear from both sets of coaches in the latest episode of The COSAFA Show.

The two sides have battled it out to be in Saturday’s decider, where they are one step away from not only lifting the trophy, but also earning a place at the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt later in the year.

The coaches give their thoughts on the game, while we also hear of the impact of the TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League | COSAFA Qualifiers on all teams and the lessons they have learnt from their time in Durban.

Meanwhile, we also hear from South Africa Football Association (SAFA) President Dr Danny Jordaan as he outlines the way forward for the senior men’s national team under new coach Hugo Broos.

“I think we have hope again,” he said. “This is a new beginning, we have a new coach, new assistant coach, new technical staff, new medical staff, new goalkeeper coach. And young players, you look at their faces, some are still babies that have been thrown into international football.

“So it’s a fresh start, a new vision, new path, new direction. And the first match against Zimbabwe, in Harare on an uneven pitch, is going to be a huge test for this team. And if they can get positive results, I think we are on the way of the renewal of Bafana.

“We’ve tried to qualify for the World Cup and AFCON with ’30 something’ players and we didn’t make it. And therefore, when we called Broos, it was because he was previously the coach of Cameroon and when he started, he had to also bring an end to all of those great players there who were over their 30s.

“Nobody gave that team a chance, in Cameroon or outside of it. And he brought those young boys and they won the [2017] AFCON.

“And suddenly there was a new generation of players. This is what we said to him. His contract is until 2026, which means it’s to the next World Cup. And so what we will demand from him is qualification for the next AFCON [in 2023] and the next World Cup [in 2026].”

We also get the insight of Namibia coach Bobby Samaria following his team’s 1-1 draw with Congo in their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification opener in Johannesburg on Thursday.