South Africa has offered to host the 2015 Cosafa Cup.
This was jointly announced by Council of Southern Africa Football Association (Cosafa) president Suketu Patel and South Africa Football Association (Safa) president Danny Jordaan.
The tournament failed to take place this year because South Africa, which was earmarked as an alternative venue following Botswana’s withdrawal, declined to host it.
According to a press statement released at the weekend, the rainbow nation is now ready to host the event next year.
In the statement, Patel says he was grateful to Safa and Jordaan for agreeing to host the tournament which was hosted by Zambia last year.
On his part, Jordaan said South Africa will try its best to successfully stage the tournament by filling the stadiums and would embark on a marketing drive early.
“Venues and dates of the tournament will be announced at a later stage,” reads the statement. But it is believed that it will be held during South Africa’s off-season.
Flames coach Young Chimodzi said it was pleasing that the tournament will be held next year.
It was also announced that Zambia will host the 2015 Under-20 tournament.