Register Login Scores


Banyana Maintain Winning Start At COSAFA Cup

COSAFA Women's Cup

Result: South Africa 3-1 Malawi

Date: 02 August 2019

Venue:  Wolfson Stadium

Banyana Banyana rallied back from a goal down to defeat Malawi 3-1 in their second COSAFA Women’s Cup clash on Friday.

Kaylin Swart, Janine Van Wyk, Robyn Moodaly, Hildah Magaia and Ongeziwe Ndlangisa returned from the record-breaking victory over Comoros.

Banyana were behind on five minutes after Asimenye Simwaka beat the offside trap from inside the area to fire underneath Swart.

Chikondi Gondwe looked to double the tally on 10 minutes, but hit the top of the woodwork with a looping shot from outside the box.

The holders struggled to get in to gear, with the She Flames ruling the roast on all fronts of the spectrum in the windy city.

Banyana drew level from a short-corner after 36 minutes as Lebohang Ramalepe’s cross-cum delivery nestled in to the near post.

The interval saw Van Wyk removed for Noko Matlou through injury, with Mercy Sikelo replacing Samir Amidu in goal through the same stimulus.

In trying to control matters, the tournament record-holders called on the services of Noxolo Cesane with Hildah Magaia sacrificed.

Banyana’s refreshed approach paid dividends on 68 minutes when Cesane pounced on a loose ball to find the bottom corner from close-range.

In the final 15 minutes, Busisiwe Ndimeni looked to triple their tally but Sikelo calmly palmed the effort for a corner.

Banyana finally made it three in the last eight minutes after Amanda Mthandi combined with Refiloe Jane to tap home from the far side.

The result ascends Desiree Ellis’s to the summit of Group A ahead of their final group stage clash against Madagascar.



Top 5

Khune’s Absence From Chiefs Squad Explained!

72 Aug 13, 2020 08:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

26 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Pirates’ Interest In Jamaican International Confirmed

15 Aug 13, 2020 09:26 AM in Orlando Pirates

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

18 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

A Chiefs Deal That’s Hit A Snag…

18 Aug 13, 2020 11:39 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Report: Zidane Transfer-Lists 9 Players

4 Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Real Madrid

Ronaldo's Agents Respond To Barca Rumours

7 Aug 13, 2020 03:29 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

How Messi Reacted To Humiliating Bayern Defeat

31 Aug 15, 2020 09:00 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Khune’s Absence From Chiefs Squad Explained!

72 Aug 13, 2020 08:41 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Fresh Downs Bid For Bafana Star Confirmed!

24 Aug 12, 2020 02:40 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

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

No Goals In 4 Matches – Pirates Coach’s Promise…

7 Aug 12, 2020 04:47 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

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