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COSAFA Women Championship 2021: South Sudan To Start Group B Campaign Against Botswana

COSAFA Women Championship 2021: South Sudan To Start Group B Campaign Against Botswana.

After the draw of the 2021 Cosafa Women’s Championship was concluded on Thursday 12th August 2021, the South Sudan national women’s team, “the Bright Starlets’ ‘ will kicks off their group B campaigns aganist last season’s runners-up Botswana on Thursday 16th of September 2021.

The Bright Starlets will then face Zimbabwe in their group B second fixture on Sunday 19th September 2021 at Gelvandale at 15:30hrs and will be live streamed on

South Sudan group B last encounter will be against fellow CECAFA and guest team Tanzania on Tuesday 21st September 2021 and this will be the second time the teams will be facing each other under a different competition, with the first one being in the CECAFA Senior Women’s Championship in 2019 where South Sudan lost the match by 9-0 in Tanzania.  

Analysts have said Group B which contains last season’s runners-up Botswana, 2011 winners Zimbabwe, and guest nations of Tanzania and South Sudan,will be hard to call as many surprises will come from the group.

South Sudan kicked off their training and preparations on the 3rd of July 2021 at the Buluk Training Center starting with a non residential training which was spearheaded by Head coach Shilene Booysen.

Head coach Shilene Booysen and her troops who are hoping for better performance in this year’s COSAFA Championship started their non residential training on 3rd July 2021 at Buluk Training Centre with a field training under instructions.

This year’s competition will take on additional significance as it comes just a month before the start of the qualifiers for the 2022 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations that are scheduled to begin in October, providing competing sides with the chance to fine-tune their plans for their bid to reach the continental showpiece.

That Women’s Cup of Nations will supply the African representatives for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, and so in many ways the journey for teams to that global showpiece starts with the COSAFA Women’s Championship.

The competition will be played under strict COVID-19 protocols, which include a bio-secure bubble for all teams and officials involved.

According to the COSAFA tournament organizers, the matches will unfortunately be played behind closed doors, as was the case in 2020, but fans will be able to follow all the action with every game streamed live on and Supporters can also get news and tournament information on, starting from now and up until the final of the competition on September 26.

This year’s tournament – the fourth consecutive to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay, will run from September 15-26 with Isaac Wolfson and Gelvandale the stadiums listed as venues for the competition.

The full group-stage draw is as follows:

Group A: South Africa, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique

Group B: Botswana, Tanzania, South Sudan, Zimbabwe

Group C: Zambia, Namibia, Eswatini, Uganda

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