South Africa: Cosafa Final Date Moved

The COSAFA Under-20 Championship final will now be played on 13 December 2018 instead of the 14th as initially planned, COSAFA's Secretary General Sue Destombes revealed on Sunday.

The match will still Kick-off at 15h30 at Nkana Stadium.

Destombes explained that this decision comes after the release of the 2018/19 first round CAF Champions League qualifying round fixtures which saw Nkana FC confirming to CAF that they wish to play their first leg match against Simba SC on 15 December 2018, out of the three dates they were presented with to select from.

That first leg match will take place at Nkana Stadium, where the COSAFA Championship tournament is currently taking place.

"Nkana FC, who are participating in this season's CAF Champions League, chose to play their first leg match against Simba SC on 15 December from the three dates (14, 15 & 16) they were presented with to select from," Destombes said. "We tried convincing the club's executives to play their CAF match on the 16th, which would have allowed us to play our match on the 14th as initially planned. However, they refused."

The COSAFA's Secretary General further added that the shift of dates in the final match will not have any effect on the semi-final fixtures confirmed for 11 December 2018, being shifted into other dates as well.

"No, it will not because all participating teams will have a rest day leading up to all of their knockout stages of the tournament" Destombes said.

"In previous COSAFA tournaments, we have always had one rest day leading up to our knockout stage matches and this year will not be any different."

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)

Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)

Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)

Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: SAFA

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 150 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.