THE Warriors will have to navigate past Namibia, Seychelles and Mauritius to reach the quarterfinals of the Cosafa Cup 2015 following the draw conducted in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday.
Zimbabwe, because of their low ranking, will start at the group stage. Group B has Lesotho, Tanzania, Madagascar and Swaziland.
Should the Warriors progress from this group, they will face Zambia in the last eight-the same team that beat them 2-0 in the 2013 final.
Coach Kalisto Pasuwa, who will be fielding basically an Under 23 side, side he was looking forward to the games.
“It’s another opportunity for us to get to play together again and I hope we will have a strong squad by then. But I am also aware that the local league will be on so I might not get some of the players that I need for the games.
“On the draw itself, it’s a fair one, there are no small teams in football and anything can happen. We need to be prepared and get some games to play before we go there,” he said on Friday.
GROUP A GROUP B
17/05/15 Day 1: Namibia vs Seychelles
Zimbabwe vs Mauritius
18/05/15 Day 2: Lesotho vs Madagascar
Tanzania vs Swaziland
19/05/15 Day 3: Seychelles vs Zimbabwe
Namibia vs Mauritius
20/05/15 Day 4: Madagascar vs Tanzania
Lesotho vs Swaziland
21/05/15 Day 5: Namibia vs Zimbabwe Seychelles vs Mauritius
Arrival of K-O Round teams x 6
22/05/15 Day 6: Lesotho vs Tanzania Madagascar vs Swaziland
23/05/15 Departure eliminated teams
24/05/15 Day 9: QF1 Ghana vs Win. Group B
QF2 Mozambique vs Malawi Advertisement
25/05/15 Day 10: QF3 Zambia vs Win. Group A
QF4 South Africa vs Botswana
26/05/15 Day 11: RESTDAY
27/05/15 Day 12: Plate Semi Final 1
Plate Semi Final 2
28/05/15 DAY 13: Semi Final 1
Semi Final 2
29/05/15 DAY 14: Plate Final
Departure of eliminated teams (Plate section)
30/05/15 DAY 16: Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2
Win. SF1 vs Win. SF2
31/05/15 Departure of Teams & Officials