2008 COSAFA Cup

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2008 COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates 19 July - 3 August
Teams 13 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  South Africa (3rd title)
Runners-up  Mozambique
Third place  Zambia
Fourth place  Madagascar
Tournament statistics
Matches played 20
Goals scored 39 (1.95 per match)
Top scorer(s) Seychelles Phillip Zialor (4)
2007
2009

The 2008 COSAFA Cup is the 12th edition of the football tournament that involves teams from Southern Africa.

Due to their internal competitions calendar, Angola decided to send their under-20 national team to play in this tournament [1][2] and South Africa will play with a "Development XI"; therefore matches involving Angola and South Africa will not count towards FIFA ranking according to FIFA.[3]

South Africa won the tournament defeating Mozambique 2-1 in the final

Qualifying[edit]

Took place between 19–24 July, group winners qualified for the final tournament.

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Madagascar 5 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1
 Swaziland 5 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1
 Seychelles 4 3 1 1 1 8 2 +6
 Mauritius 1 3 0 1 2 2 10 -8
  •  Madagascar through to quarter finals after a coin toss win.[4]


19 July 2008
Mauritius  0 - 7  Seychelles
Phillip Zialor (4 goals) [5]
Don Anacoura
Collin Laporte
Trevor Poiret
Atlantic Stadium
Witbank, South Africa

21 July 2008
Madagascar  1 - 1  Seychelles
Tovohery Rabenandrasana
Atlantic Stadium
Witbank, South Africa

21 July 2008
Mauritius  1 - 1  Swaziland
Johan Marmitte 31' Gcina Mazibuko 51'
Atlantic Stadium
Witbank, South Africa

23 July 2008
Madagascar  2 - 1  Mauritius
Tovohery Rabenandrasana 19'
Praxis Rabemananjara 68'
Wesley Marquette 12'
Atlantic Stadium
Witbank, South Africa

23 July 2008
Seychelles  0 - 1  Swaziland
Mfanzile Dlamini 90'
Atlantic Stadium
Witbank, South Africa

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Namibia 7 3 2 1 0 5 1 +4
 Malawi 6 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1
 Lesotho 4 3 1 1 1 2 2 0
 Comoros 0 3 0 0 3 0 5 -5


20 July 2008
Lesotho  0 - 1  Malawi
Chiukepo Msowoya 77' [7]
Lilian Ngoyi Stadium
Secunda, South Africa

22 July 2008
Comoros  0 - 1  Malawi
Fisher Kondowe [8]
Lilian Ngoyi Stadium
Secunda, South Africa

22 July 2008
Lesotho  1 - 1  Namibia
Thabane Rankara 83'[9] Jamu Ngatjizeko 25'[10]
Lilian Ngoyi Stadium
Secunda, South Africa

24 July 2008
Comoros  0 - 1  Lesotho
Moli Lesesa 74'[11][12]
Lilian Ngoyi Stadium
Secunda, South Africa

24 July 2008
Malawi  0 - 1  Namibia
Lazarus Kaimbi 52' [13][12]
Lilian Ngoyi Stadium
Secunda, South Africa

Final tournament[edit]

Angola, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana were seeded directly for the quarter finals according to FIFA World Rankings of April 2008. This decision was made May 21, 2008 and confirmed on July 7, 2008..[14][15] The actual draw for the 2 qualifying groups and the quarter finals according to these seeds was held on June 10, 2008.

Quarter finals[edit]




27 July 2008
Zambia  0 - 0

(5-4 pen.)

 Zimbabwe

Semi finals[edit]


3rd Place Match[edit]

Final[edit]

Scorers[edit]

4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

References[edit]

External links[edit]