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Equatorial Guinea replace Tanzania at 2013 Cosafa Cup

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COSAFA has revealed that Equatorial Guinea will replaced Tanzania at the 2013 COSAFA Cup to be hosted by Zambia after the Taifa Stars withdrew from the July tournament.

The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) on Sunday said the Taifa Stars withdrew from the COSAFA Cup after a clash in dates with their 2014 South Africa CHAN qualifier against Uganda in July.

“We asked Uganda to reschedule the games but they refused,” TFF secretary general Angetile Osiah told MTN Football.

Meanwhile, COSAFA President Sukethu Patel on Monday said the regional body was happy that Equatorial Guinea has come on board to replace Tanzania.

“We understand their reasons and wish them well in their CHAN qualifiers. We are, however, delighted to have Equatorial Guinea as part of the field.
They will add another exciting element to the competition,” Patel said.

Equatorial Guinea takes Tanzania’s slot in Group A which has Namibia, Mauritius and Seychelles.

The Cosafa Cup will run from July 6-20.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Nice replacement. Eq. Guinea will stretch a lot of these southern african teams. Good work COSAFA.

  2. This is even much better, for competition and status. We always meet with Tanzanians in Nakonde etc, but those Guineas not that much…

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