by Mark Gleeson and Nick Said

With football news, views and analysis from around Southern Africa, The COSAFA Show offers a unique window into what is happening on and off the pitch in the region.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Olympic dream!

    Olympic dream!

    In our latest episode of The COSAFA Show we look ahead to the COSAFA Beach Soccer Championships in Durban next month, as well as the third round of African women’s Olympic qualifiers. Featuring Des Ellis, Thelma Smidt. Racheal Kundananji, Babra Banda and Joshua Knipp.

  • COSAFA rise!

    COSAFA rise!

    In our latest episode of The COSAFA Show as we look back on a superb first week for most of our Southern African sides at the Africa Cup of Nations in the Ivory Coast. Namibia beat the odds to defeat Tunisia, Mozambique drew with powerhouse Egypt, Angola held Algeria and Zambia played to a 1-1 draw with fancied DR Congo. Only South Africa have some work to do after they slipped to a 2-0 defeat to Mali. We will hear from several coaches and players.

  • Ready for lift-off!

    Ready for lift-off!

    The Africa Cup of Nations finals in the Ivory Coast get under way on Saturday and there will be five teams from the COSAFA region participating. We speak to a number of them ahead of their title challenge.

  • Young Guns!

    Young Guns!

    In this episode we hear from COSAFA Referees Manager Felix Tangawarima on the next generation of match officials in the region and get the views of COSAFA Executive Director Sue Destombes on the African Schools Football Championship qualifiers, as well as the exciting, proposed plan for the organisation’s tournament calendar in 2024.

  • World Cup round-up

    World Cup round-up

    The first two rounds of 2026 World Cup qualifiers threw up some surprise results, with great wins and disappointing defeats for our 14 competing teams from the COSAFA region. Here to talk us through the pools is African football guru Mark Gleeson, who is respected across the continent for his views on the game.