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COSAFA Senior Challenge Cup
COSAFA-logo.png
Founded 1997
Region Africa (CAF)
Number of teams 16
Current champions Zimbabwe
Most successful team Zambia
Website http://www.cosafa.com
Soccerball current event.svg 2009 COSAFA Cup

The COSAFA Senior Challenge is an annual tournament for teams from Southern Africa organized by COSAFA, inaugurated after the ban against the Republic of South Africa had been lifted and the African Cup of Nations had been staged there in 1996. Teams that can technically enter are: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Réunion, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Contents

Winners

Year Final Third Place Match
Champion Score Second Place Third Place Score Fourth Place
1997
Details

Zambia
Group Stage
Namibia

Mozambique
Group Stage
Tanzania
1998
Details

Zambia
Group Stage
Zimbabwe

Angola
Group Stage
Namibia
1999
Details

Angola
1 - 0
1 - 1

Namibia

Swaziland

Zambia
2000
Details

Zimbabwe
3 - 0
3 - 0

Lesotho

South Africa

Angola
2001
Details

Angola
0 - 0
1 - 0

Zimbabwe

Malawi
2 - 1
Zambia
2002
Details

South Africa
3 - 1
1 - 0

Malawi

Swaziland

Zambia
2003
Details

Zimbabwe
2 - 1
2 - 0

Malawi

Zambia

Swaziland
2004
Details

Angola
0 - 0
(5 - 4) pk

Zambia

Mozambique

Zimbabwe
2005
Details

Zimbabwe
1 - 0
Zambia

South Africa

Angola
2006
Details

Zambia
2 - 0
Angola

Botswana

Zimbabwe
2007
Details

South Africa
0 - 0
(4 - 3) pk

Zambia

Botswana

Mozambique
2008
Details

South Africa
2 - 1
Mozambique

Zambia
2 - 0
Madagascar
2009
Details

Zimbabwe
3 - 1
Zambia

Mozambique
1 - 0
South Africa

Most COSAFA Cup Wins

Wins Nation Year(s)
4 times Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Zimbabwe 2000, 2003, 2005, 2009
3 times Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 1997, 1998, 2006
3 times Flag of Angola.svg Angola 1999, 2001, 2004
3 times Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa 2002, 2007, 2008

Top scorers

Year Player Goals
1997 Mozambique Adelino 4
1998
1999
2000 Zimbabwe Luke Petros South Africa Delron Buckley 2
2001
2002
2003 Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu Zambia Noel Mwandila Malawi Russel Mwafulirwa 2
2004 Zimbabwe Peter Ndlovu 3
2005 Zambia Collins Mbesuma 4
2006 Angola Fabrice Akwa 3
2007 Madagascar Paulin Voavy 3
2008 Seychelles Phillip Zialor 4
2009 Zimbabwe Cuthbert Malajila 4

General Statistics

Team Pts App P W D L GF GC Dif %
1  Zambia 71 12 37 19 14 4 54 21 +33 64,0%
2  Zimbabwe 65 12 31 20 5 6 49 18 +31 69,9%
3  Angola 52 11 30 14 10 6 34 22 +12 57,8%
4  South Africa 52 11 27 15 7 5 35 15 +20 64,2%
5  Mozambique 38 12 31 10 8 13 35 38 -3 40,9%
6  Namibia 36 12 30 8 12 10 39 37 +2 40,0%
7  Malawi 35 12 27 9 8 14 30 42 -12 43,2%
8  Swaziland 27 12 21 7 6 9 19 30 -11 42,9%
9  Madagascar 18 7 16 5 3 8 16 21 -5 37,5%
10  Botswana 16 12 19 3 7 10 9 23 -14 28,1%
11  Mauritius 12 9 16 3 3 10 12 30 -18 25,0%
12  Lesotho 11 12 21 2 5 14 10 31 -21 17,5%
13  Seychelles 5 4 7 1 2 5 9 15 -6 23,8%
14  Tanzania 3 1 4 3 1 4 7 -3 25,0%
15  Comoros 0 1 3 3 0 5 -5 0,0%

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