2018 COSAFA Cup

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2018 COSAFA Cup
Tournament details
Host countrySouth Africa
Dates27 May–9 June
Teams14 (from 1 sub-confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Zimbabwe (6th title)
Runners-up Zambia
Third place Lesotho
Fourth place Madagascar
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored48 (2.09 per match)
Top scorer(s)Botswana Onkabetse Makgantai (5 goals)
2017
2019

The 2018 COSAFA Cup is the 18th edition of the COSAFA Cup, an international football competition consisting of national teams of member nations of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA). In July 2017, it was reported that it would be hosted by Botswana in July 2018.[1] However, in February 2018, COSAFA announced that South Africa would host the competition.[2]

Venues[edit]

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Polokwane
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium Seshego Stadium Peter Mokaba Stadium
23°55′27″S 29°27′52″E / 23.9241°S 29.4644°E / -23.9241; 29.4644 (Old Peter Mokaba Stadium) 23°51′17″S 29°23′19″E / 23.8548°S 29.3887°E / -23.8548; 29.3887 (Seshego Stadium) 23°55′29″S 29°28′06″E / 23.9248°S 29.4682°E / -23.9248; 29.4682 (Peter Mokaba Stadium)
2018 COSAFA Cup is located in Limpopo
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium
Seshego Stadium
Seshego Stadium
Peter Mokaba Stadium
Peter Mokaba Stadium

Draw[edit]

The draw took place at the South African Football Association headquarters in Johannesburg on 18 April.[3]

Officials[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Tiebreakers[edit]

The ranking of each team in each group was determined as follows:

  1. Greatest number of points obtained in group matches
  2. Goal difference in all group matches
  3. Greatest number of goals scored in all group matches

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Madagascar 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Quarter-finals
2  Mozambique 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3  Seychelles 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
4  Comoros 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Madagascar 2–1 Mozambique
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Comoros 1–1 Seychelles
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)

Mozambique 3–0 Comoros
Seshego Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)
Seychelles 1–1 Madagascar
Seshego Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Thando Ndzandzeka (South Africa)

Madagascar 1–0 Comoros
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana)
Mozambique 2–1 Seychelles
Referee: Thando Ndzandzeka (South Africa)

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Botswana 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 7 Quarter-finals
2  Angola 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
3  Mauritius 3 1 0 2 1 7 −6 3
4  Malawi 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Botswana 2–1 Angola
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Mauritius 1–0 Malawi
Balisson Goal 15'
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Hélder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)

Angola 1–0 Mauritius
Vincent Goal 63' (o.g.)
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Nomore Musundire (Zimbabwe)
Malawi 1–1 Botswana
Sambani Goal 7' Seakanyeng Goal 88'
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)

Angola 0–0 Malawi
Botswana 6–0 Mauritius
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)

Knockout stage[edit]

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
 Zambia 0 (4)
 
 
 
 Namibia 0 (3)
 
 Zambia 1
 
 
 
 Madagascar 0
 
 South Africa 0 (3)
 
 
 
 Madagascar 0 (4)
 
 Zambia 2
 
 
 
 Zimbabwe 4
 
 Lesotho 1
 
 
 
 Swaziland 0
 
 Lesotho 0 (1)
 
 
 
 Zimbabwe 0 (3) Third place
 
 Zimbabwe 1 (3)
 
 
 
 Botswana 1 (1)
 
 Madagascar 0
 
 
 Lesotho 1
 

Quarter-finals[edit]

Zambia 0–0 (a.e.t.) Namibia
Penalties
4–3
Referee: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana)

Lesotho 1–0 Swaziland
Motebang Goal 71'
Referee: Nomore Musundire (Zimbabwe)


Zimbabwe 1–1 (a.e.t.) Botswana
Rusike Goal 39' Makgantai Goal 60'
Penalties
3–1
Referee: Hélder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)

Semi-finals[edit]

Zambia 1–0 Madagascar
Kambole Goal 39'
Referee: Jackson Pavaza (Namibia)

Lesotho 0–0 (a.e.t.) Zimbabwe
Penalties
1–3
Referee: Ahmad Imtehaz Heeralall (Mauritius)

Third-placed playoff[edit]

Madagascar 0–1 Lesotho
Nkoto Goal 10'
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)

Final[edit]

Zambia 2–4 (a.e.t.) Zimbabwe
Kambole Goal 8'50' Kadewere Goal 4'90+3'
Billiat Goal 101' (pen.)117'
Referee: Hélder Martins De Carvalho (Angola)[4]

Plate[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
 
 
 
 Namibia 1
 
 
 
 South Africa 4
 
 South Africa 3
 
 
 
 Botswana 0
 
 Swaziland 0
 
 
 Botswana 2
 

Semi-finals[edit]

Namibia 1–4 South Africa
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Referee: Celso Alvação (Mozambique)

Swaziland 0–2 Botswana
Report
Old Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane

Final[edit]

South Africa 3–0 Botswana
Report

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Botswana To Host 2018 COSAFA Cup". Press Reader. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Five tournaments to be staged in COSAFA region in 2018!". COSAFA.com. 27 February 2018. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Cosafa Cup to make history as draw throws up tasty ties". iol.co.za. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  4. ^ http://refereesfifa.blogspot.com/2018/06/2018-cosafa-cup-final.html

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