Barbra Banda is set to return to international football at the COSAFA Women's Championship ©Getty Images

The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Women's Championship is set to begin tomorrow in Port Elizabeth, with the host nation seeking to win back a title they have won a record seven times.

South Africa have picked a youthful side for the tournament and play Angola in their Group A opener tomorrow at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Mauritius and Mozambique are set to meet in the first match of the tournament beforehand.

South Africa's women are the continental champions and a full-strength side is set to play Brazil in a friendly, rather than compete in the COSAFA Women's Championship.

Simphiwe Dludlu, the under-17 head coach, has been enlisted to manage the South Africa team playing in the COSAFA Women's Championship.

Tanzania, not a COSAFA member but invited to play once again, are in Group C and are the defending champions.

Malawi - last year's runners-up - Botswana and Comoros are in that group as well.

Zambia, who have qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup next year, headline Group B and are joined by Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia.

Zambia have never won the COSAFA Women's Championship but are coming off a third-place finish at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Barbra Banda, who missed the Africa Cup of Nations on medical grounds, is back in the Zambia squad and named captain.

Banda scored two hat-tricks at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Group winners and the best runner-up will advance to the semi-finals.

The COSAFA Women's Championship final is set for September 11.