Big blow as COSAFA Cup 2024 tournament is postponed

The COSAFA Cup tournament which was scheduled to begin in Durban South Africa next week has been postponed.

DURBAN – The prestigious COSAFA Cup tournament which was scheduled to begin in Durban South Africa next week has been postponed.

In a statement COSAFA said the tournament could be played later this month or next month.

“After discussions with various stakeholders we are exploring a new set of dates for the 2024 COSAFA Cup and will provide an update in due course,” read part of the statement.

“The Southern African championship is crucial for the development of teams, players and coaches, and we want to make sure they are able to derive maximum benefit from it.

“The new dates will be in June or July of this year and will be based on the best possible exposure for all stakeholders to ensure a world-class competition that helps take football in the region forward.”

Last week Warriors coach Jairos Tapera announced the Warriors squad to compete in the COSAFA Cup tournament.

Manica Diamonds coach, Jairos Tapera delivering a press conference after a Castle Lager Premier League match.
FILE: Manica Diamonds coach, Jairos Tapera delivering a press conference after a Castle Lager Premier League match.
Zimbabwe COSAFA Cup 2024 Squad:

Goalkeepers:
Marley Tavaziva (Brentford), Geoffrey Chitsumba (Manica Diamonds), Prince Tafiremutsa (Dynamos).

Defenders:
Shane Maroodza (Huddersfield), Andrew Mbeba (Highlanders), Emmanuel Jalai (Dynamos), Thubelihle Jubani (Manica Diamonds), Isheanesu Mauchi (Simba Bhora), Tawanda Chisi (Manica Diamonds).

Midfielders:
Daniel Msendami (Jwaneng Galaxy), Joel Phuthi (Sheffield Wednesday), Juan Mutudza (FC Platinum), Kingsley Mureremba (CAPS United), Mthokozisi Msebe (Simba Bhora), Tatenda Tavengwa (Venda Football Academy), Richard Hachiro (Ngezi Platinum), Panashe Mutimbanyoka (FC Platinum), Tinotenda Meke (Green Fuel).

Forwards:
Macauley Bonne (Cambridge United), Takunda Benhura (Ngezi Platinum), Tinotenda Benza (Herentals), Denzel Mapuwa (Green Fuel).

Shingai Matibiri
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