Harare – Namibia’s representatives in the CAF Women’s Champions League, Tura Magic, have been drawn to face ten-times Zimbabwean champions Black Rhinos Queens in the zonal qualifiers.
The draw was held in Johannesburg, South Africa Thursday.
The zonal qualifiers involving seven clubs from COSAFA will be held between August 26 and September 4 at a venue to be confirmed. Only one team will progress to the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League later this year.
Tura Magic will have to be at their best if they are to advance to the next stage after being pooled with Black Rhinos Queens and Zambian giants Green Buffaloes in Group B.
In Group A, South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns battle it out against Lesotho Defence Forces, Double Action Ladies (Botswana) and Manzini Wanderers (eSwatini).
Two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals.
Commenting on the draw, COSAFA Secretary-General Sue Destombes said: “This is a momentous day for us in the COSAFA region. This is something that we have had on our radar for a while, but it’s a great initiative from CAF to implement a Champions League competition and do the qualifiers at a zonal level. We have seven teams taking part in 2021, but by next year we hope to have all 14 of our member associations participating. This is just the start, but we are putting a peg in the ground.”
Group A: Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Lesotho Defence Forces (Lesotho), Double Action Ladies (Botswana) Manzini Wanderers (Eswatini)Group B: Green Buffaloes (Zambia), Tura Magic (Namibia), Black Rhinos Queens (Zimbabwe)