The CAF African Schools Championship| COSAFA Qualifier Ready For Kick-Off!

In this episode of The COSAFA Show, General Secretary Sue Destombes gives us the lowdown on the CAF African Schools Championship | COSAFA Qualifier that is being staged in Lilongwe, Malawi from Saturday. It is yet another exciting addition to the COSAFA football calendar but has a twist in that it is for budding young players aged 12-15, so has a unique place among our tournaments. We hear the ethos behind the tournament, as well as sum up the rest of the year so far in what has been a busy few months for football in Southern Africa.

On a similar theme to that, we will hear from Farouk Khan, who is one of the top development coaches in South Africa and has nurtured the career of countless professional players over the years. He tells us the secrets to success and sheds light on his work at his Stars of Africa Academy. Khan has produced several players for Bafana Bafana and into the European market over the years and is highly regarded in local circles for his work in youth development, having been part of SAFA’s technical committee in the past. He shares his views on the critical fundamentals for player development.

We also get the views of Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies coach Jerry Tshabalala as his team jets off to Morocco for the African Women’s Champions League finals, where they are the defending champions. They have been drawn against Bayelsa Queens from Nigeria, Egyptian side Wadi Degla and TP Mazembe from DR Congo.