Council of Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) made a draw for both the women senior national teams and the Under-20 national teams at their headquarters in Johannesburg, on Wednesday afternoon.
The two tournaments will take place in Port Elizabeth in August.
Banyana Banyana have been drawn in Group A alongside Malawi, Comoros and Madagascar, while the Under-20 team Bantwana has been paired in Group A together with Namibia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Cosafa Secretary-General Sue Destombes says she’s happy the U20 is part of the tournament in 2019.
Other groups for senior teams are Group B-Zambia, Namibia, Mauritius and Botswana; Group C-Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola and Eswatini.
Destombes was very pleased that Cosafa has created tournaments for Southern Africa teams to prepare for the major tournaments.
Banyana recently competed at the FIFA World Cup in France, while the Under-17 team also went to the world cup in Uruguay last year.
PE hosted the tournament that was won by Banyana last year.
Coach Desiree Ellis’ team used that tournament to prepare for the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations as well as the World Cup.
Destombes says they have a three-year contract with the PE municipality. Other groups for U20 teams are Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania and Eswatini.
Here we go, @Banyana_Banyana are in group A vs Malawi, Comores & Madagascar. SA faces Comores in their 1st match on Saturday, 31 July at Wolfson stadium at 15h30 @SAFA_net @SasolLeague @SasolSA #limitless @BafanaBafana #forbanyanabanyanacomeshowyourlove #BanyanaBanyana pic.twitter.com/BqJYnE0Rtt
— Banyana_Banyana (@Banyana_Banyana) July 3, 2019
– Report by Vincent Sitsula