PORT ELIZABETH – The Cosafa Women's Championships will be held in Port Elizabeth from September 12-22.
South Africa are the defending champions after lifting the trophy in Zimbabwe last year, and, along with Zambia, will use the event as preparation for the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Ghana later this year.
The Cosafa Cup provides much-needed international competition and a chance to be crowned regional queens.
There will be 12 countries competing again this year, with invitations sent out to guest nations to add spice to what is already a high-quality field.
Aside from Banyana Banyana and Zambia, also competing are 2016 Olympic Games finalists Zimbabwe, along with Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia and Swaziland.