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Cosafa Cup Increases Squad Sizes

Cosafa has announced that squad sizes at this year’s Cosafa Cup have been increased to be in line with those practised by CAF.

The Cosafa Cup takes place in Durban next month, and nationals will now be allowed to select 23 players in their squad. Previously squads at Cosafa tournaments had been limited to 20 players.

South Africa are yet to officially announce their squad for the tournament, but it is believed to be the U23 team that will be competing at the event.

Bafana will face Mozambique in their first match at the tournament and will enter the competition in the quarter-finals

“The squads had previously been limited to 20 players, but in line with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) practice of allowing 23 members at their major competitions, COSAFA have followed suit,” the statement from Cosafa read.

“That will allow coaches to expand their options, especially as they may now also use five substitutes during matches in line with new regulations implemented by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) that will make the trend global from next season, should competitions wish to implement it.”

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