Malawi Women’s National Football Team has been drawn in group A of the Cosafa Championship scheduled for Zimbabwe from September 13.
The draw took place yesterday ahead of the kick off of the tournament on September 13.
Malawi will join Madagascar, Zimbabwe and Zambia in the group.
Kenya head up group B and they will face Mauritius, Mozambique and Swaziland.
Three-time winners South Africa are in group C along with neighbours Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana.
The competition will be played in Bulawayo at Barbourfields and Luveve stadiums.
The opening match will see Namibia take on Botswana before two clashes in group A as Zambia take on Malawi and Zimbabwe clash with Madagascar.
All of the matches in group A will take place at Barbourfields, while all Group B games will be at Luveve.
The matches in group C will be evenly split between the two venues.
The teams play each other in a round-robin format with the pool winners and best-placed runner-up advancing to the semi-finals, which will be played on September 21.
The final will be played three days later on September 24, with the bronze-medal game played the day before.
Zimbabwe will be the defending championships having won the last tournament played on home soil in 2011, while South Africa claimed victory in the three tournaments before that played in 2002, 2006 and 2008.—Cosafa website
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