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Impressive Bafana Crush Botswana In Plate Final

COSAFA Cup Plate Final Report: Bafana Bafana v Botswana 08 June 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Jun 08, 2018 06:52 PM

COSAFA Cup Plate Final

Result: Bafana Bafana 3-0 Botswana

Date: 08 June 2018

Venue: Peter Mokaba Stadium

Bafana Bafana ended the COSAFA Cup campaign on a high after they crushed Botswana 3-0 in the Plate Final on Friday evening.

The match struggled for rhythm in the early stages with both sides unable to combine passes.

However, Bafana started finding their stride after 15 minutes, although their movements and possession were mostly in their own half.

Siphesihle Ndlovu should have opened the scoring for Stuart Baxter’s charges in the 18th minute after Ryan Moon was played through with a delicate header but he fired his strike wide at close range.

Lebohang Maboe nearly broke the deadlock for Bafana on the half hour mark with a strike just outside the box that took a deflection and looped on top of the roof of the net.

Minutes before the break, Motjeka Madisha got the breakthrough for Baxter’s troops with a fine glancing header following a good cross from Aubrey Modiba, 1-0.

David Bright’s troops started the second stanza on a high note and nearly found the equaliser but were thwarted by the brilliance of Bafana goalkeeper Reyaad Pieterse.

Bafana then recovered after the hour mark and started dictating the match again.

The Zebras were better organised defensively with 20 minutes to go, limiting Bafana to long-range strikes.

However, they were caught on a counter-attack 12 minutes from time as Aubrey Modiba made it 2-0, scoring into a gaping net after Ndlovu broke free on the right side of the box.

Maboe made it 3-0 a minute before full-time after snatching a back pass to go through and score into the open goals.

Here's how they lined up:

Bafana:  Pieterse, Xulu , Madisha, Ngezana, Modiba, Mako, Meyiwa, Ndlovu, Links, Maboe, Moon.

Subs: Bvuma, Kubheka , Fielies, Webber, Mosiatlhaga, Foster, Singh.

Botswana:  Masule, Maikano, Ramoraka, Keredilwe, Kebue, Sosome, Baruti, Modingwane,  Makgantai, Seakanyeng, Phiri.


Match Centre

South Africa
Full Time
8 Jun 2018 17:00 Peter Mokaba Stadium Cosafa Cup
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38’ Motjeka Madisha

78’ Modiba

88’ Lebohang Maboe

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Macufe cup and plate cup are the same
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Well done Bafana for lifting Plates and Pots tjerrrr!!!!!
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It's depressing to witness that our own Bafana deserves only a mere plate. #NOT OUR NATIONAL TEAM
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I wonder who watched this game they call the plate cup
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Lebohang Maboe
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There is only one national team in SA which is Buccaneer*
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Wiseman meyiwa should start chiefs matches
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The name says it all Plate
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SAFA under Jordan is failing us big time,PSL can do better of managing Bafana Bafana
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This plate cup is equivalent to macufe cup so only ChieVes hooligans can celebrate this cup not the rest of us !
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We must be happy now,happy my foot
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Stuart should do an honorable thing and resign...
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At least boys
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Useless small plate. We want a dish
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