Hosts South Africa snatched a dramatic win, Malawi bounced back while Zimbabwe extended their perfect start in Day 3 of the 2018 Cosafa Women’s Championship on Friday.
Botswana 0-1 South Africa
Botswana, who held South Africa to a stunning draw in Cosafa 2017, seemed destined to repeat the feat following goalkeeper Maitumelo Bosija brilliant double save.
The 20-year-old custodian denied Nompumelelo Nyandeni from the spot and the subsequent rebound in the hour mark to keep the tie scoreless.
But Jermaine Seoposenwe struck at the death, nodding home Lebohang Ramalepe’s sumptuous cross to send the holders top of Group A on six points.
South Africa: Jermaine Seoposenwe 90+5’
Player of the Match: Maitumelo Bosija
Botswana XI: Bosija, Mochawe, Montsho, Selebatso, Tholakele, Leseane, Otlhagile(C) (Molefe 48’), Keleboge (Nfandiso 80’), Mogotsi (Radikakanyo 41’), Johannes, Mahlasela
South Africa XI: Swart, Ramalepe, Vilakazi, Matlou, Xesi, Salgado (Motlhalo 72’), Seoposenwe, Mbane, Morifi (Kgatlana 46’) Jane(C), Nyandeni
Madagascar 0-2 Malawi
No Chawinga Sisters? No problem.
Malawi beat Madagascar for the second successive Cosafa to bag their first win of the tournament and keep hopes of advancing alive.
Player of the Match: Salome Vinkhumbu
Malawi: Linda Kasenda 18’, Zainab Kapanda 81′
Madagascar XI: Vero, Prisca, Genevieve, Raharimalala (Razanampiavy 47’), Sarah, Hanitriniaina, Noriaty (Ali 89’), Julie (Bao 70’), Anjarasoa, Ando, Fioriette
Malawi XI: Banda, Mwale (Chikupira 56’), Jossam, Kasenda (Chavinda 78’), Nguluwe, Salome(C), Malora, Dimba, Kapanda, Phiri, Kazambe
Zimbabwe 3-0 Swaziland
Zimbabwe managed to stroll to a win in their second group clash, despite playing their opener against Namibia barely 24 hours prior.
Midfielder Marjory Nyaumwe, scorer of the winner against Namibia, was on target again as Mighty Warriors extended their perfect start.
Zimbabwe: Susan Nyama 29′, Felistas Muzongondi 59′, Marjory Nyaumwe 62′
Player of the Match: Marjory Nyaumwe
Zimbabwe XI: Magwede, Mutokuto (Mafuruse 81’), Nyoni, Majika(C), Msipa, Makoto, Kabwe (Muzongondi 46’), Nyaumwe, Nyama,Chirandu, Bhobho
Swaziland XI: Mamba, Malinga, P.Dlamini (Ndwamwe 65’), H.Dlamini (C), Mamba (Mutaso 71’), Nkambule, Dube, Dvuba, Sanga, S.Dlamini (Mbuli 36’) Ngcamphalala