PARTICIPATING teams in the group stage of the 2013 COSAFA Cup are scheduled to start arriving in Zambia on July 4.
According to COSAFA, Botswana, Kenya, Swaziland and Lesotho are expected to arrive in Ndola two days before the tournament kicks off on July 6.
The quartet is all in Group B and will play their preliminary round matches at two venues in Kitwe, at Nkana and Arthur Davies stadiums.
Group A consisting of Mauritius, the Seychelles, Namibia and Equatorial Guinea are also expected by July 4 in Lusaka where they will play each other in first round matches.
Meanwhile, South Africa, Malawi and defending champions Zimbabwe, who all enjoy preliminary round byes, are due to arrive on July 10 in Lusaka.
Zimbabwe will face Malawi in their quarter-final match on July 13 in Lusaka, while South Africa face the winner from Group A the same day.
Mozambique and Angola, who are also on bye, will head to the Copperbelt on the same date where together with the hosts, Zambia will play their quarter-final ties.
Zambia will face Mozambique in their quarter-final fixture on July 14, while Angola will await the winner of Group B on the same date.
The COSAFA Cup will run from July 6-20 with the final scheduled for Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.