The Council of Southern Africa Soccer Associations (COSAFA) has endorsed South Africa’s Bid to host the 2027 FIFA Girls’s World Cup.
SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan, Vice President Linda Zwane and CEO Lydia Monyepao attended the COSAFA AGM in Sandton, Johannesburg, on Friday (26 Might 2023) and in addition used the chance to make a presentation about South Africa’s intention to host the 2027 international occasion. COSAFA additionally endorsed Botswana’s Bid to host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2027.
“Our intention is to interact all the opposite areas on the continent and inform them about our intention to Bid for the FIFA Girls’s World Cup in 2027,” the SAFA President mentioned.
“However we needed to begin at residence and after the opposite areas on the continent, we’ll interact CAF.”
SAFA CEO Monyepao’s 2027 FIFA Girls’s World Cup presentation obtained an amazing response from the attendees and COSAFA President Artur de Almeida e Silva confirmed that the regional physique has endorsed the South African Bid.
“It was solely becoming that we began at residence first,” the SAFA CEO mentioned.
“We had a profitable AGM and we felt very a lot at residence after we made the presentation. We additionally take this chance to want our neighbours Botswana on their Bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.”
“This can be a sign that we’re collectively, and we’re shifting collectively,” mentioned the COSAFA President.
“We assist South Africa totally as a result of South Africa is prepared. All of the infrastructure is prepared and we additionally know that South Africa is able to bringing the World Cup to our zone in Africa for the second time (after the 2010 males’s event). I ask all of us to assist South Africa and Botswana for his or her Bids.”
In the meantime, the draw for this yr’s COSAFA Cup was made instantly after the AGM and hosts South Africa had been drawn in opposition to Namibia, Eswatini and Botswana in Group A.
Group B has defending champions Zambia, Malawi, Seychelles and Comoros whereas Group C accommodates Mozambique, Angola, Mauritius and Lesotho.
The 2023 COSAFA Cup shall be held in Durban from 5-16 July 2023.
The event group stage matches shall be performed from 5-12 July 2023, with the semi-finals scheduled for 14 July. The ultimate and the third-place play-off shall be performed on the King Zwelithini Stadium on 16 July.
With modifying by gsport