Register Login Scores

Banyana

Banyana Qualify For First-Ever World Cup

Africa Cup Women's Cup Of Nations 

Result: Banyana Banyana 2-0 Mali

Date: 27 November 2018

Venue: Cape Coast Stadium

Banyana Banyana have secured their ticket to 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup after defeating Mali in the Africa Women's Cup of Nations semi-final on Tuesday night.

After a bright start, Jermaine Seoposenwe had a chance to give Desiree Ellis’ charges the lead in the 15th minute but her strike from distance was saved by Mali goalkeeper Adoudou Konate.

The South Africans had the upper hand after 20 minutes but needed to increase their intensity in the last third.

Thembi Kgatlana made the pressure count as she broke the deadlock for Banyana in the 31st minute with a low strike into the bottom corner, netting her fifth goal of the tournament.

Refiloe Jane came close to making it 2-0 for Banyana moments later after finding space to strike from a rebound but she could not find the target.

Mali, meanwhile, were not posing any danger to Banyana and ultimately the first stanza ended with South Africa leading 1-0.

The Female Eagles were a different side ten minutes into the second stanza, pressurising Ellis’ troops high up the pitch.

However, Banyana were regaining control of the match towards the hour-mark although they could not create open chances.

Lebogang Ramalepe eventually doubled the lead for Banyana ten minutes before time with a looping strike from outside the box, 2-0.

South Africa managed to see out the closing stages with ease to qualify for the final, where they will face Nigeria.

As a result of qualifying for the final, Banyana have now qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in their history.

 

 

47 comments

Top 5

Hunt: I Am Going To Play Winning Football

87 Sep 21, 2020 02:36 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The World's 10 Highest-Paid Football Stars Today

Sep 14, 2020 08:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

12 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

OFFICIAL: Pirates Confirm Signing Of Wits Duo

72 Sep 21, 2020 03:03 PM in Orlando Pirates

Chiefs Fans Outraged Over Bold Amakhosi Jersey Making the Rounds Online

29 Sep 18, 2020 05:02 PM in The Best Of The Rest

Chiefs Identify First Assistant For Hunt…

138 Sep 18, 2020 10:26 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Six Players Who Could Form Part Of Hunt’s Chiefs Plans

36 Sep 17, 2020 04:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Highest-Paid Liverpool Stars Revealed

8 Sep 20, 2020 06:35 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs To Miss Out On Defender?

20 Sep 21, 2020 10:33 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 PSL Clubs Showing Interest In Mnyamane

6 Sep 21, 2020 05:33 PM in PSL