Venues for the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship

The 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship will be played in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from September 13-24.

There will be two venues used for the 12-team competition, the biggest ever field assembled for the regional showpiece tournament.

Here is quick synopsis of the stadia that will be used in Zimbabwe’s second largest city.

The Barbourfields Stadium is the man venue in Bulawayo and a 40,000-seater multi-purpose ground with a rich history of some fantastic football matches. The venue is home to top Bulawayo club Highlanders, and its field have been graced by some of the greatest names in Zimbabwe football.

Other Bulawayo-based teams have also used the venue in recent years, including How Mine FC and Chicken Inn. The Barbourfields Stadium is the second largest in Zimbabwe after the National Stadium in Harare, and is fondly called ‘Emagumeni’, meaning ‘our backyard’.

Matches at Barbourfields Stadium

September 13
10h30              Namibia vs Botswana
14h00              Zambia vs Malawi
16h30              Zimbabwe vs Madagascar

September 15
10h30              Madagascar vs Malawi
14h00              South Africa vs Namibia
16h30              Zimbabwe vs Zambia

September 17
10h30              Zambia vs Madagascar
14h00              Zimbabwe vs Malawi
16h30              South Africa vs Botswana



The Luveve Stadium is the smaller venue in Bulawayo with a capacity in the region of 10,000.

It received major renovations a few years ago, with upgrades to the VIP area, media tribune and dressing rooms. The pitch has also received a lot of attention.

The ground was certified to host Confederation of African Football (CAF) just last year when Chicken Inn took on South African side Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League.

The renovations to the stadium have also allowed for FIFA accredited matches to take place.

Matches at Luveve Stadium
September 14
10h30              Mauritius vs Swaziland
14h00              Kenya vs Mozambique
16h30              South Africa vs Lesotho

September 16
10h30              Kenya vs Mauritius
14h00              Lesotho vs Botswana
16h30              Mozambique vs Swaziland

|September 18
10h30              Namibia vs Lesotho
14h00              Mauritius vs Mozambique
16h30              Kenya vs Swaziland