SL Podcast The COSAFA Show


With football news, views and analysis from around Southern Africa, The COSAFA Show offers a unique window into what is happening on and off the pitch in the Southern African region. Hosted by Mark Gleeson and Nick Said.
Weekly English South Africa Soccer · Sports
53 Episodes
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Tshabalala Wary Of As Far Threat In CAF Women's Champions League Final

Mamelodi Sundown Ladies coach Jerry Tshabalala sat down with The COSAFA Show to discuss Sunday’s final of the CAF Women’s Champions League where they will take on home team AS FAR in Rabat. Sundowns are seeking back-to-back titles but will be up against an excellent opponent, as Tshabalala describes. “They…
11 Nov 2022 18 min

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…
28 Oct 2022 36 min

All Set For TotalEnergies AFCON U20 Egypt 2023|COSAFA Qualifier

In this edition of The COSAFA Show we look ahead to the exciting TotalEnergies AFCON U20 Egypt 2023 | COSAFA Qualifier in Eswatini from October 7-16, where the best young talent in the regional will go head-to-head. They will not only chase the coveted COSAFA trophy, but also attempt to…
30 Sep 2022 25 min

All eyes Turn To Eswatini For Zonal Qualifier

The HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Women’s Championship is now a thing of the past and we are already looking ahead to two more tournaments on the horizon. Next up is the HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Beach Soccer Championship in Durban from September 25-October 1, as well as the and the regional men’s Under-20 championship…
16 Sep 2022 21 min

Lungu Wants To Add Reginal Crown To Recent Trophy Haul

Our latest episode of The COSAFA Show comes just days away from the start of the HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Women’s Championship on Wednesday, where East African guest nation Tanzania will seek to retain the title they won last year. But there will be any number of challengers for the trophy, not…
26 Aug 2022 27 min

Panel Discussion On The Growth Of Women's Football

In this special episode of The COSAFA Show, we sit down with three figures from women’s football in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana to hear their stories and the growth in the game in that country that led to their excellent performances at the recent 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of…
11 Aug 2022 34 min

Coaches Views, Tactical Trends And The Fastest Football Around

Zambia clinched the HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Cup 2022 in fine style in Durban to claim their record-equaling sixth regional title following their 1-0 victory over Namibia in the final.
It was a superb tournament with some excellent football, showcasing the rich array of talent in the Southern African region. 
In this edition…
22 Jul 2022 36 min

Which Referees Are Set For Retirement This Year?

Nobody knows more about match officials on the continent than legendary COSAFA Referees Manager Felix Tangawarima, tasked with bringing through a new generation of talent in the coming years. He has already overseen the careers of some of Africa’s leading match officials, including the man of the moment Victor Gomes…
1 Jul 2022 28 min

Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup Brings Excitement To Kwazulu-Natal

The 2022 Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup is set to be the best yet with top teams and players to take part in the July 5-17 competition in Durban.
On this episode of The COSAFA Show, we hear from COSAFA President Artur de Almeida e Silva after the draw was held this past…
17 Jun 2022 26 min

Malawi's Flames Ready To Meet Raised Expectations

Football Association of Malawi President Walter Nyamilandu says the team is ready to meet the raised expectations on the side following their stunning performance at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon earlier this year.
The Flames reached the second round of the continental showpiece for the first time and…
3 Jun 2022 29 min

New COSAFA President Promises Closer Co-Operation Among Members

New COSAFA President Artur de Almeida e Silva has said he wants to bring Member Associations closer together to solve their problems internally, rather than have CAF or FIFA get involved. Artur de Almeida was speaking in an exclusive interview with The COSAFA Show podcast following his election at the…
18 May 2022 38 min

'You Are Playing Big Boys Now' - Botswana Coach Mpote

Botswana coach Mogomotsi Mpote admits his side are in a tough 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualification group but is hopeful that with some fresh talent to compliment his established stars, they can return to the continental showpiece for the first time since 2012.
The Zebras are in a pool along…
29 Apr 2022 22 min

Malawi Coach Believes Teams Can Achieve Back-To-Back Qualifications

Malawi coach Mario Marinica is hoping to take The Flames back to the Africa Cup of Nations finals in 2023 after their excellent showing in reaching the second round in Cameroon earlier this year. Malawi have been drawn with Egypt, Guinea, and Ethiopia in Group D of the latest qualifiers…
22 Apr 2022 25 min

There Is One African Team That Can Win The World Cup - Oliseh

Nigeria legend Sunday Oliseh believes African football is yet to reach its full potential but says there is one side on the continent that could win the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. Oliseh was a star of the Super Eagles team that excelled at the 1994 World…
1 Apr 2022 27 min

Asanovic Ready To Take Zambia To The Next Level

New Zambia coach Aljosa Asanovic says there is no reason why his side cannot qualify for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast … or even the FIFA World Cup in 2026.
Croatian Asanovic has recently taken over the side and will lead them in friendly games this month,…
16 Mar 2022 21 min

'Talent Is Everywhere' - LaLiga Coaches Spread Knowledge In Southern Africa

There is great football talent all around the world, but the key is how to develop young players with raw ability into the finished article for professional football. That is the view of LaLiga Senior Specialist in Football Projects Development Saul Vazquez, who tells The COSAFA Show finding players with…
25 Feb 2022 27 min


COSAFA Referees Manager Felix Tangawarima has hailed the performance of his protégé, Victor Gomes, in the Africa Cup of Nations final as a huge success and a victory for the whole of the Southern African region. Gomes took charge of the deciding match between winners Senegal and Egypt and did…
9 Feb 2022 22 min

Mhango Good Enough For Top European Leagues

Orlando Pirates and Malawi striker Gabadinho Mhango is good enough to play in top European leagues if he can bring consistency to his game, according to respected journalist Peter Kanjere.
Mhango was a revelation at the Africa Cup of Nations and his strike against Morocco in the round of 16 is…
31 Jan 2022 24 min

COSAFA General Secretary Sue Destombes Outlines Plans For 2022

In this special edition of The COSAFA Show, we hear from COSAFA General Secretary Sue Destombes, who reflects on the last 12 months for the organization and looks ahead to what is in store for 2022. The last year was a tumultuous one with the COVID-19 pandemic, but COSAFA still…
14 Jan 2022 26 min

Infantino Says Bi-Annual World Cup Will Be Good For Africa

FIFA President Gianni Infantino recently spoke to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Extraordinary General Assembly in Cairo where he outlined his vision for the global game and where Africa fits into it. Infantino went through a range of topics, but one of the main points he wanted to get…
10 Dec 2021 22 min
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