IT’S good news for Eswatini football as the country will host the 2021 COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships. The country was granted the rights to stage the annual development competition by the regional football mother body during their annual general meeting held yesterday at the Sandton Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The AGM was attended by EFA President Adam ‘Bomber’ Mthethwa and it was graced by FIFA President Gianni Infantino. EFA Vice President Dr Comfort Shongwe and CEO Frederick Mngomezulu followed the proceedings of the meeting via zoom. The games are set for December during dates yet to be announced.
The COSAFA games were last hosted by South Africa in December last year where Eswatini was drawn in Group C together with the likes of Angola and Botswana. Reached Worth noting is that Eswatini last reached the quarter-finals of the competition in 2002. On another note, the senior men's national team Sihlangu Semnikati will participate in the Senior Championships in Durban, South Africa in June/July after the cancellation of the tournament last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic at the same host city.
Eswatini Football Association (EFA) Marketing and Communications Officer Muzi Radebe said they were still waiting for formal correspondent from COSAFA when contacted last night. " We are still waiting for formal correspondence in due course, the chief executive officer(CEO) and president will have to address the executive committee about the report of the meeting," he said.
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