Zambia have been drawn alongside Malawi, Comoro Islands and tricky Botswana in their group A of the 2019 COSAFA U20 Championships.
The draw was held on Friday afternoon at the Southern Sun Hotel/Ridgeway in Lusaka.
Defending champions South Africa have drawn Lesotho, Madagascar, and Mauritius who they need to negotiate past for a place in the semifinals.
Group C has Angola, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Seychelles to complete the three groups for the last COSAFA tournament for the year.
South Africa is the record Champions with four titles to their name with Zambia claiming three titles. In fact, the two are the only nations to have lifted the trophy in the last seven championships to have been played since 2009.
The tournament will begin on 4th December with the final set to be held on 14th December 2019.
Draw for the 2019 COSAFA Men's Under-20 Championship to take place in Lusaka, Zambia from December 4-14!— COSAFA (@COSAFAMEDIA) November 15, 2019