Harare – Namibia’s representatives in the inaugural edition of the regional qualifiers for CAF Women’s Champions League, Tura Magic, begin their hunt for continental football glory at the weekend against Zimbabwe side Black Rhinos Queens.
The Southern Africa regional qualification tournament ends on September 4 and is being held in Durban, South Africa.
Business started this past week Botswana side Double Action taking on Manzini Wanderers of eSwatini, while Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa tussled with Lesotho Defence Forces.
The four are in Group A while three teams, -Tura Magic, Black Rhinos Queens and Green Buffaloes of Zambia – are in Group B.
Besides this being the first ever Champions League for women in Africa, another unique selling point is that all the players in the Southern Africa qualifiers are home-grown.
The top two teams from the two groups progress to the semi-finals. Only the winner of the final will make it to the Champions League, which will be staged in Egypt this year.
26/08 Double Action vs Manzini Wanderers
26/08 Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies vs Lesotho Defence Force
27/08 Green Buffaloes vs Black Rhinos Queens
28/08Lesotho Defence Force vs Manzini Wanderers
28/08 Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies vs Double Action Ladies
29/08 TURA Magic vs Black Rhinos Queens
30/08 Lesotho Defence Force vs Double Action Ladies
30/08 Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies vs Manzini Wanderers
31/08 Green Buffaloes vs TURA Magic
02/09 Winner Group B vs Runner-Up Group A
02/09 Winner A vs Runner-Up B