Host Zambia face Mozambique in Cosafa Cup quarterfinals while Bafana Bafana must wait to know their Last 8 opponents from Group A.
Mozambique, Bafana Bafana, Malawi, Angola, hosts Zambia and defending champions Zimbabwe all enjoy byes from the group stage and will enter the competition at the quarterfinal stage.
Zambia will face Mozambique on July 14 in the fourth quarterfinal match in Kabwe following tournament draws made on May 3 in Lusaka.
Bafana will face winner from Group A on July 13 in Lusaka that contains Namibia, Mauritius, Seychelles and guest team from the Cecafa zone, Tanzania.
Levy Mwanawasa Stadium
Bafana Bafana, Angola, champions Zimbabwe and hosts Zambia seeded and on first round byes in the May 3 COSAFA Cup draws.
And CECAFA zone nations Tanzania and Kenya have been invited to take part in this year’s COSAFA Cup to be held in Zambia from July 6-21.
According to Cosafa, Zambia, Bafana, Zimbabwe, Angola, Malawi and Mozambique will all enjoy group stage byes and join the competition in the quarterfinals on July 13 thanks to their FIFA rankings as of April 11, 2013.
Meanwhile, guest teams Tanzania and Kenya are the seeded teams in the group draws.
Eight teams will go into Fridays two group draws for preliminary round matches to be played at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka and Godfrey 'Ucar' Chitalu Stadium in Kabwe.
Cosafa and FAZ delegations
A delegation from Cosafa is in the country for meetings with Faz and government as well as to inspect proposed venues and other facilities for the 2013 Cosafa Senior Challenge.
Zambia will host the regional football championship which returns to action after an absence of nearly five years.
The regional soccer governing body delegation comprises Chief Operating Officer Sue Destombes and Cosafa Match Organising Committee member Baba Malephane who is also a member of the Lesotho Football Association.
The delegation held a meeting with Faz officials who were led by General Secretary and CEO George Kasengele, Head of Competitions Julio Chiluba, Finance Manager Sam Phiri, Referees Manager Katongo Kabungo and Communications Manager Erick Mwanza.