2023 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup
The COSAFA Cup, the premier football tournament in Southern Africa, has always been a platform for participating nations to showcase their footballing prowess and regional pride. On 5th July the 2023 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup kicks off and all our eyes are on South Africa’s national team.
In this article, we delve into the 2023 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup in more detail. Let’s support Bafana Bafana as they embark to win their sixth COSAFA Cup title.
About the COSAFA Cup
The COSAFA (Council of Southern Africa Football Associations) Cup was established in 1997 and is an annual international men’s football championship featuring teams from Southern Africa.
This year’s Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup will take place between 5th and 16th July in Durban, alternating between the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi, the Princess Magogo Stadium in KwaMashu, and the Chatsworth Stadium at the Chatsworth Stadium.
COSAFA Cup 2023 Format and Structure
The COSAFA Cup features an exciting knockout format, ensuring intense matches and unpredictability throughout the tournament. The competition starts with a group stage, followed by knockout rounds leading all the way to the COSAFA final.
During the group stage, teams are drawn into groups and compete in a round-robin format, with the top teams advancing to the knockout stages.
Group A Teams and Game Schedule
- South Africa
5 July 2023
- Eswatini v Botswana
- South Africa v Namibia
8 July 2023
- South Africa v Botswana; Clashes between Bafana Bafana and Botswana are the most played fixture in the COSAFA Cup. Moreover they played each other every year since 2015!
- Namibia v Eswatini
11 July 2023
- Namibia v Botswana
- South Africa v Eswatini
Let’s hope that South Africa will get to the knockout stages and moreover lift the COSAFA Cup trophy on 16th July at King Zwelithini Stadium in Durban.
Group B Teams and Game Schedule
6 July 2023
- Seychelles v Comoros
- Zambia v Malawi
9 July 2023
- Zambia v Comoros
- Malawi v Seychelles
11 July 2023
- Malawi v Comoros
- Seychelles v Zambia
Group C Teams and Game Schedule
7 July 2023
- Mauritius v Lesotho
- Mozambique v Angola
10 July 2023
- Angola v Mauritius
- Mozambique v Lesotho
12 July 2023
- Angola v Lesotho
- Mauritius v Mozambique
2023 COSAFA Cup knockout stages and Final
Once the group phase is over the knockout stage starts with the following games all the way to the final:
Semi-finals on 14 July 2023
- Winner Group B v Winner Group C
- Winner Group A v Best Runner-up
Third-place match on 16 July 2023
- Loser SF1 v Loser SF2
COSAFA 2023 Final on 16 July 2023
- Winner SF1 v Winner SF2
Bafana Bafana 2023 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup squad
The following 23 players are part of South Africa’s 2023 COSAFA squad:
- Goalkeepers: Olwethu Mzimela, Jethren Barr, Khanya Mini.
- Defenders: Keegan Allan, Bonginkosi Makume, Katlego Mohamme, Lyle Lakay.
- Midfielders: Thabo Cele, Sibongiseni Mthethwa, Lesego Sebetlela, Lesedi Kapinga, Luvuyo Phewa, Shaune Mogaila, Mogamat May.
- Forwards: Siyabonga Gumede, Genino Palace, Tshegofato Mabasa, Puso Dithjane, Iqraam Rayners, Tebogo Tlolane, Victor Letsoalo.
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That is to say, the COSAFA Cup holds great importance within the southern African football landscape. Moreover, it has become a significant event for fans, generating enthusiasm and national pride across the participating nations. The matches exhibit fierce rivalries and exhilarating displays of skill, captivating audiences and creating lasting memories for both players and supporters alike.
Throughout its history, the COSAFA Cup has witnessed outstanding performances and remarkable success stories. Defending champions Zambia as well as Zimbabwe have been dominant forces, with multiple title wins. But we cross our fingers that the 2023 COSAFA Cup will be the 6th title win for Bafana Bafana. Bafana Bafana’s new betting partner 10bet ZA will definitely be looking forward to the event.