The Flames will face Mozambique in the 2015 Cosafa Cup quarterfinal following a draw conducted on Thursday evening in South Africa.
The match will be played on the 24th of May in South Africa
Reacting to the draw Flames assistant coach Jack Chamangwana said: “ We are ready to take on every one and Mozambique are one of them. We will prepare well so that we should go beyond the quarterfinal and win this competition for the first time.”
South Africa will play Botswana and could yet need to beat one of the powerhouses of the continent if they are to lift the title after Ghana were announced as a guest nation along with Tanzania.
Those two gained entry after Angola and Comoros declined their invitations to compete in the regional championship this year.
Ghana must wait to know their quarterfinal opponent, which will be the winner of Group B that contains Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius and Swaziland.
Holders Zambia also face an anxious wait as they will take on the top team in Group B, which could potentially set up a crunch meeting with Zimbabwe, who they have met in the last two tournament finals.
The other sides in that pool are Namibia, Lesotho and Tanzania.
The fourth quarterfinal sees Mozambique play Malawi.
The pool phase will begin on May 17 and finish on May 22, with the cup semi-finals to be played on May 24 & 25. There will also be a plate competition for the losing quarterfinalists.
Zimbabwe and Zambia have each won the Cosafa Cup on four occasions, with South Africa and Angola the only other teams to have claimed a tournament win. They have three titles each.
South Africa’s last win came in 2008.
2015 COSAFA CUP FIXTURES
17/05 – Namibia vs Zimbabwe
17/05 – Lesotho vs Tanzania
19/05 – Zimbabwe vs Lesotho
19/05 – Namibia vs Tanzania
21/05 – Namibia vs Lesotho
21/05 – Zimbabwe vs Tanzania
18/05 – Seychelles vs Mauritius
18/05 – Madagascar vs Swaziland
20/05 – Mauritius vs Madagascar
20/05 – Seychelles vs Swaziland
|22/05 – Seychelles vs Madagascar
22/05 – Mauritius vs Swaziland
24/05 – Ghana vs Winner Group B
24/05 – Mozambique vs Malawi
25/05 – Zambia vs Winner Group A
25/05 – South Africa vs Botswana