Namibia: Tura Magic to Compete in Cosafa Women’s Champions League

Tura Magic will represent Namibia at the inaugural Cosafa Women’s Champions League which was announced by Cosafa yesterday.

The tournament dates and the host must still be finalised, but the competition will serve as a qualifier for the first ever CAF Women’s Champions League, which is scheduled to take place later this year.

Tura Magic is one of eight teams from the Cosafa region that will compete, with the others being Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, Prisons XI of Botswana, Manzini Wanderers of Eswatini, Lesotho Defence Force, Costa Do Sol of Mozambique, Green Buffaloes Women of Zambia, and Black Rhino Queens of Zimbabwe.

Tura Magic have been invited as the defending Namibian league champions, while they also won the local Super Cup two months ago, and their co-director Isack Hamata said he was proud of his team.

“It’s exciting to be part of the inaugural Cosafa Women’s Champions League and I’m happy for the girls, because they worked very hard to achieve this. We still need to get more details about the tournament, like where and when it will take place, because it will help us to plan and support the girls to do their best.”

Hamata said that women’s football’s time had come.

“If people doubted where women’s football was going, then this is an indication of where it’s heading to. The tournament is a qualifier for the African Champions League which is also starting now, so if it goes well, who knows what else they can achieve.”

Hamata said that Namibian women were leading the way with some great sporting performances.