Venues for the 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship

400px-Rufaro_stadiumThe 2017 COSAFA Women’s Championship will be played in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe from September 13-24.

There will be two venues used for the 12-team competition, the biggest ever field assembled for the regional showpiece tournament.

Here is quick synopsis of the stadia that will be used in Zimbabwe’s second largest city.



The Barbourfields Stadium is the man venue in Bulawayo and a 40,000-seater multi-purpose ground with a rich history of some fantastic football matches. The venue is home to top Bulawayo club Highlanders, and its field have been graced by some of the greatest names in Zimbabwe football.


Other Bulawayo-based teams have also used the venue in recent years, including How Mine FC and Chicken Inn. The Barbourfields Stadium is the second largest in Zimbabwe after the National Stadium in Harare, and is fondly called ‘Emagumeni’, meaning ‘our backyard’.


Matches at Barbourfields Stadium


September 13

10h30              Namibia vs Botswana

14h00              Zambia vs Malawi

16h30              Zimbabwe vs Madagascar



September 15

10h30              Madagascar vs Malawi

14h00              South Africa vs Namibia

16h30              Zimbabwe vs Zambia



September 17

10h30              Zambia vs Madagascar

14h00              Zimbabwe vs Malawi

16h30              South Africa vs Botswana




The Luveve Stadium is the smaller venue in Bulawayo with a capacity in the region of 10,000.


It received major renovations a few years ago, with upgrades to the VIP area, media tribune and dressing rooms. The pitch has also received a lot of attention.


The ground was certified to host Confederation of African Football (CAF) just last year when Chicken Inn took on South African side Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League.


The renovations to the stadium have also allowed for FIFA accredited matches to take place.


Matches at Luveve Stadium

September 14

10h30              Mauritius vs Swaziland

14h00              Kenya vs Mozambique

16h30              South Africa vs Lesotho



September 16

10h30              Kenya vs Mauritius

14h00              Lesotho vs Botswana

16h30              Mozambique vs Swaziland



|September 18

10h30              Namibia vs Lesotho

14h00              Mauritius vs Mozambique

16h30              Kenya vs Swaziland


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