COSAFACouncil of Southern Africa Football Associations
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Malawi is smarting from the group stage exit at the Cosafa Championship which took place in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where they beat Madagascar 2-0, Comoros Islands 13-0 and lost 3-1 to the hosts.
'We had three teams participating in the various Cosafa tournaments this year, and government has not supported us in that front.
This new office is providing day-to-day and local support in the COSAFA region as FIFA aims to work ever more closely alongside our member associations in our shared commitment to develop football globally.
"Cosafa played a tremendous role in supporting the drive for change," he said when he returned from Addis.
Expressing much jubilation, Timothy Shongwe, Chairman of Council of Southern African Football Associations Organising Committee said, "We are delighted to have Ghana competing in Botswana and it is another sign of the high regard the rest of Africa places in the COSAFA Cup competition.
Cosafa president Suket Patel said: "Players and officials should learn to lose gracefully.
He was voted the Player of the Tournament at last year's COSAFA Cup which involves the top southern African nations.
They also have a Cosafa Castle Cup tie against Botswana on March 30.
Thanda Mokgabo: A versatile player with character who earned a place in the team following an impressive run at COSAFA. Her physical presence in midfield will come in handy.
The class of 206 won the regional (Cosafa) tournament.
class="MsoNormalThe national under-17 team reached semi finals of this year's Cecafa in Burundi while the women's national team Harambee Starlets finished fourth in Cosafa held in Zimbabwe earlier this year.
The victory was a perfect revenge for Starlets after bowing 4-2 in post-match penalties to Zambia in last year's Cosafa third playoff, where Kenya were invitees.Coincidentally, they open their Africa Cup of Nations campaign against the Zambian team.