About the COSAFA Under-20s Football Championship

PPC is the proud sponsor of the COSAFA Under-20s Football Championship this year. Hosted in Rustenburg, South Africa, 14 teams from across the continent will take to the field in December - showcasing their talents as rising "African stars of tomorrow".

As a championship that builds soccer from the ground-up, growing quality teams and quality players, PPC is the perfect fit for COSAFA's Under-20s tournament, Our brand focus on quality - creating foundations for legacy infrastructure, buildings, roads and homes - is mirrored by what the event aims to achieve, bringing our commitments to the continent's development to life.

Through our involvement, we're looking forward to touching the lives of the teams, communities and countries directly involved, as well as sharing our love of the beautiful game across the continent.

We wish everyone taking part an incredible tournament - full of moments you'll never forget as up and coming COSAFA legends in the making. We'll be behind you, every step of the way!

Participating Countries

Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Rwanda, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

GROUP A

A1. South Africa
A2. Lesotho
A3. Swaziland
A4. Botswana

GROUP B

B1. Zimbabwe
B2. Zambia
B3. Malawi

GROUP C

C1. Angola
C2. Namibia
C3. Seychilles
C4. Mauritius

GROUP D

D3. Mozambique
D3. Comaros
D3. Rwanda

Timetable


Day

Fixture

Time

Stadium

07/12/2016 Swaziland vs Botswana
Zimbwabe vs Zambia
South Africa vs Lesotho
14h00
16h30
19h30
Moroleng
Moruleng
Moruleng
08/12/2016 DRC vs Mozambique
Seychelles vs Mauritius
Angola vs Sudan
11h00
14h00
17h00
Mogwase
Mogwase
Mogwase
09/12/2016 Mozambique vs Comoros
South Africa vs Swaziland
Malawi vs Zimbabwe
11h00
14h00
17h00
Moroleng
Moruleng
Moruleng
10/12/2016 Angola vs Seychelles
Sudan vs Mauritius
Lesotho vs Botswana
11h00
14h30
17h30
Mogwase
Mogwase
Mogwase
11/12/2016 Zambia vs Malawi
Comoros vs DRC
14h30
17h30
Moroleng
Moruleng
12/12/2016 Sudan vs Seychelles
Mauritius vs Angola
Lesotho vs Swaziland
Botswana vs South Africa
14h00
14h00
17h00
17h00
Mogwase
Moruleng
Mogwase
Moruleng
13/12/2016 1st B vs 2nd D
2nd B vs 1st D
11h00
11h00
Mogwase
Moruleng
14/12/2016 SEMI FINALS
Winner A vs Winner C
Winner B vs Winner D

17h00
19h30

Moruleng
Moruleng
15/12/2016 REST DAY    
16/12/2016 3rd/4th Classification
FINAL
Prize Giving
11h00
17h30
19h20
Moruleng
Moruleng

 

COSAFA U20 Featured Ambassador

Dipsy Selolwane

 

Dipsy Selolwane is one of the COSAFA-U20s official brand ambassadors this year

A soccer legend in his own right. Dipsy's love of the commitment to the beautyful game has continued well into his retirement. He is now driving soccer development in his home country of Botswana - nurturing the next generation of African stars.

A former Botswana international midfilder, Dipsy played in six COSAFA Castle Cup tournaments between 1999 and 2007. He made his international debut in the COSAFA Castle Cup in 1999 against South Africa when he scored in the 2-1 defeat.

Dipsy went on to celebrate many other signature moments in the tournament. He scored twice in the epic penalty shoot-out between Botswana and Lesotho in the 200 COSAFA Castle Cup when the Zebras won 11-10. He also netted in the penalty shoot-out in the 2005 COSAFA Castle Cup when Botswana stunned South Africa 6-5. His calmness under pressure showed throughout his Man of the Match performance and penalty scoring in a 3-1 shoot-out victory over Angola in 2007.

Dipsy's career with the Botswana team lasted a remarkable 13 years befor he retired in 2012. He led the country's team at the 2012 African Nations Cup finals Gabon/Equatorial Guinea.

He has also enjoyed a varied club career that started with hometown club Gaborone United, before playing for teams in Norway and the USA. He spent eight years in the South Africa PSL with Santos, Jomo Cosmos, Ajax Cape Town, SuperSport United and the University of Pretoria.