Zambia—The Zambian women team, Green Buffalos have an army side’s derby awaiting them in the group round of next month’s inaugural COSAFA Zone CAF Women’s Champions League qualifier tournament.
Green Buffalos will face fellow military side Black Rhino Queens FC of Zimbabwe in Group B of the COSAFA Zone CAF Women’s Champions League qualifiers following the tournament draws conducted on Thursday in South Africa.
Though the two clubs’ men’s counterparts have never had a tournament in continental competition the Black Rhino Queens have prospects of replicating their males’ clubs’ unbeaten record against opposition Green Buffalos.
Black Rhinos thwarted Power Dynamos 2-0 away in Kitwe and drew 1-1 at home in Harare in a second-round tie of the 1985 edition of the CAF Champions Cup.
But Zambian clubs have reigned over their Zimbabwean opponents in continental action with the erstwhile eliminating their Zambezi River neighbors six times and the latter prevailing three times.
Buffalos and Rhino Queens will have no minute to wait for their derby showdown and clash in a Group B opener on August 27.
The Lusaka based club wounds up its group B game against Tura Magic of Namibia on August 31.
Group B has three teams and seven competition that will start on 6th August and end on September 4th.
Group A consists of Mamelodi Sundown Ladies of South Africa, Lesotho Defense Force, Botswana representatives Double Action Ladies and Eswatini side Manzini Wanderers. As the top of each group aims to advance to the semifinals.