26 November 2012

South Africa: Draw for 2012 Zone Vi Games

The draw has been made for the football competition at the 2012 Zone VI Games to be staged in Lusaka, Zambia from December 7-16.

The Games will feature a 10-team men's Under-17 competition and a four-team women's Under-20 event that will serve as the Southern African championships in these age-groups for this year.

The football competitions at the Zone VI Games will be run by the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA), who will bring their expertise to the event.

The men's Under-17 tournament sees the 10 countries split into two groups of five teams. Group A consists of hosts Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana and Seychelles, while Group B sees Angola, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius and Lesotho meet.

The matches will be played at the Nkoloma Stadium and Zanaco Sunset Stadium in Lusaka and kick-off on December 7. The top two teams in each pool advance to the semi-finals, to be played on December 14, with the third-place play-off scheduled for the following day.

The winning semi-finalists will meet in the decider on December 16 at Zanaco Sunset Stadium from 15h00.

The women's Under-20 competition features hosts Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia and will be played in a single pool round-robin format.

The semi-finals feature the team that finishes first in the pool take on the bottom side in the semi-finals, while second meets third. The third-place play-off will be played on December 14, with the final scheduled for the Nkoloma Stadium on December 16.

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