Zimbabwe has been drawn in Group A with Seychelles, Swaziland and Madagascar at the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup senior men draw done in Namibia.
The tournament set to run from 11-25 June in Namibia will this year feature DR Congo as a guest and will start at the quarter final stage.
Zimbabwe will have to top their group to qualify for the quaterfimals were they will meet Zambia at the stage.
Group B consists of Malawi, Angola, Lesotho, Mauritius.
Teams to start at the quarterfinal stage because of a better FIFA world ranking are South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, DR Congo and the defending Champions who are the hosts as well – Namibia.
2016 COSAFA CASTLE CUP FIRST ROUND
South Africa vs Winner Group B
Botswana vs Namibia
Zambia vs Winner Group A
DR Congo vs Mozambique