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Bafana Book Cosafa Cup Semi Spot

Result: South Africa 1 (4)-(2)1 Lesotho
Date: 18 June 2016
Venue: Sam Nujoma Stadium
Bafana Bafana progressed to the COSAFA Cup semi-finals, after beating Lesotho 4-2 on penalties on Saturday evening.
Bafana produced the first opening of the game after nine minutes, as Gift Motupa cut in from the left, before forcing Jousse into a fine save from
the edge of the box.
The likes of Lebogang Phiri and Gift Motupa were vital in helping Bafana retain posession, but their composure in the final third was not up to par.
Lesotho broke the deadlock in the 19th minute, as Thaba-Ntso caught the Bafana defence napping, and impressively lobbed Reyaad Pieterse from a tight angle.
Despite going a goal down, Shakes Mashaba's charges continued to dominate the possession statistics, although they were restricted to efforts from distance for most of the first stanza.
Lesotho were proving to be a real threat on the break, most notably down the left flank, but Thaba-Ntso's final ball was often over-cooked, as the score remained 1-0 at the halftime break.
Mashaba opted for a double change at the start of the second half, introducing Menzi Masuku and Deolin Mekoa.
Bafana once again enjoyed more of the possession, but had to wait until the 63rd minute for their next effort at goal when Mekoa's strike from 25-yards out sailed just wide of the mark.
The South Africans leveled matters two minutes later when Tebogo Moerane's delightful cross was turned home by Motupa from point-blank range.
Lesotho should have restored their lead in the 74th minute but Thaba-Ntso's looping header sailed wide of the mark, with Pieterse well-beaten.
Bafana were forced to play the final five minutes after Motupa was sent off, after picking up his second yellow card in the 86th minute.
Neither side could find a winning goal in the closing stages, forcing the clash into a penalty shoot-out, where Bafana triumphed 4-2.
Here's how they lined up:

Bafana: Pieterse, Moerane, Sikhakhane, Coetzee (c), Rikhotso, Mobara, Phiri, Lorche, Modiba, Motupa, Moseamedi.

Lesotho: Jousse, Makepe, Moremoholo, Tseka, Kalake, Potloane, Mahula, Thaba-Ntso, Seturumane, Kamela, Khutlang.


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