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COSAFA Women's Championships back in the Bay

Published: October 23, 2020

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will, for the third time host the COSAFA Women’s Championship. The tournament will start on Tuesday, 3 November 2020 to Saturday the 14th of November 2020.
The venues for the football matches will be Wolfson Stadium, Gelvandale and Oval Stadium. 

This year’s Championship will see 10 countries of the senior footballers partaking in the tournament, while five countries in the women’s under 17 will be played on a round-robin basis.
The tournament is another way the City continues to cement itself as a sport destination of choice, Nationally and Internationally.
NMBM Acting Mayor Councillor Thsonono Buyeye said: "It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will be once host the COSAFA Women’s Championship this year. In November our friendly City will be a home to our stars who will be taking part in the tournament. For the past two years, we have been doing a sterling job hosting this tournament. We are doing this in November again as we have strategically positioned our City as a preferred sport destination Nationally and Internationally.”
"This year’s tournament, takes place under abnormal circumstances due to COVID-19. Be that as it may we can assure visitors that all the COVID-19 regulations will be adhered to. We have safety measures in place as our Disaster Management Unit continues to be on high alert working with all the relevant stakeholders including the Department of Health.”
Spectators will not be allowed at the stadiums during the matches, to control the numbers.
"We are a City that loves people and we are open for business,” Mayor Buyeye said.
Issued by the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Communications Office.

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