The inaugural CAF Women's Champions League draw, for the COSAFA region, took place in Johannesburg on Thursday, 29 July.
The teams were divided into two groups, one with four sides and the other with three.
South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns ladies are drawn with Lesotho Defence Force, Botswana’s Double Action Ladies and Swaziland’s Manzini Wanderers in group group A.
In group B, Zambian champions Green Buffaloes are drawn with Black Rhino Queens of Zimbabwe and Namibia’s TURA Magic.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the semifinals. The competition which will be staged from 26 August to 4 September, will serve as a qualifier with the winner advancing to the continental finals to be played later this year.
“This is a momentous day for us in the COSAFA region,” COSAFA General Secretary Sue Destombes said. “This is something that we have had on our radar for a while, but it’s a great initiative from CAF to implement a Champions League competition and do the qualifiers at a zonal level. “We have seven teams taking part in 2021, but by next year we hope to have all 14 of our member associations participating. This is just the start, but we are putting a peg in the ground.”
The competition will be followed almost immediately by the COSAFA Women’s Championship that will take place from September 9-19 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
2021 TOTALENERGIES CAF WOMEN'S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COSAFA QUALIFIER
Group A: Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) Lesotho Defence Force (Lesotho) Double Action Ladies (Botswana) Manzini Wanderers (Eswatini)
Group B: Green Buffaloes (Zambia), Black Rhino Queens (Zimbabwe), TURA Magic (Namibia)