cosafa 2016 news 25.6.2016 06:31 pm

Blow by blow: South Africa vs Botswana

Reyaad Pieterse of South Africa during the 2016 Cosafa Cup Quarterfinals match between South Africa and Lesotho at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 18 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Reyaad Pieterse of South Africa during the 2016 Cosafa Cup Quarterfinals match between South Africa and Lesotho at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 18 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Hello and welcome to Phakaaathi’s live reporting of the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup Final between South Africa and Botswana at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

Bafana Bafana are going for a record-equalling fourth title in the competition, while the Zebras are seeking their first Cosafa Castle Cup title.

– referee blows his whistle for full-time. Full-time score: South Africa 3-2 Botswana

– 3 minutes of added time to be played

– 88′ GOAAAL! Motupa grabs his brace and put South Africa in the lead!

– 87′ PENALTY for South Africa!

– 86′ corner kick for South Africa

– 85′ Seakanyeng’s shot goes over the crossbar

– 81′ free kick for Botswana

– 79′ corner kick for Botswana

– 78′ free kick for Botswana in a good scoring position

– 69′ GOAAAL! A mistake by Pieterse leads to Botswana’s goal from a Seakanyeng free kick! It’s 2-2!

– 66′ GOAAAL! Kutumela puts South Africa in the lead with a tap in!

– 64′ another corner kick for Botswana

– 62′ corner kick for Botswana and it leads to another one

– 61′ corner kick for South Africa

– 60′ Double substitution for Botswana: Joel Mogorosi and Kabelo Seakanyeng come on for Sesinyi and Galenamothlale

– 58′ offside call goes against South Africa

– 56′ Substitution for South Africa: Moseamedi makes way for Thabiso Kutumela

– 55′ chance for South Africa! But Masuku shoots wide from close range!

– 54′ Galenamothlale hits the upright from long range with Pieterse well-beaten

– Botswana get the second half underway

– referee blows his whistle for the half-time break. Half-time score: South Africa 1-1 Botswana

– 2 minutes of added time to be played

– 43′ offside call goes against South Africa

– 42′ free kick for South Africa and a yellow card for Makgantai

– 40′ Masule does well to come out of his area to clear the danger

– 38′ Sesinyi tries a long range shot, but it goes wide of goals

– 33′ GOAAAL! Motupa equalises for South Africa from the penalty spot!

– 31′ PENALTY for South Africa for Mofoko’s foul on Moseamedi! Yellow card for Mofoko

– 29′ chance for South Africa! But Masule does well to deny Motupa from a one-on-one situation!

– 27′ Mobara tries a long range shot, but it goes wide of goals

– 23′ free kick for Botswana and a yellow card for Modiba

– 16′ GOAAAL! Makgantai catches Pieterse off his line and chip the ball over him from long range!

– 14′ free kick for Botswana

– 3′ South Africa have the ball in the back of the net, but is ruled offside

– South Africa get the game underway. They’re playing from right to left while Botswana are playing from left to right

– kickoff

Starting XI:

South Africa XI: Reyaad Pieterse, Abbubaker Mobara, Rivaldo Coetzee, Repo Malepe, Tebogo Moerane, Deolin Mekoa, Lebogang Phiri, Aubrey Modiba, Menzi Masuku, Judas Moseamedi, Gift Motupa.
Botswana XI: Mwampole Masule, Tapiwa Gadibolae, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Thato Kebue, Okgabetse Makgantai, Lesego Galenamothlale, Lemponye Tshireletso, Boitumelo Mafoko, Thabang Sesinyi, Lebogang Ditsele, Lesenya Ramoraka.

Hello and welcome to Phakaaathi’s live reporting of the 2016 Cosafa Castle Cup Final between South Africa and Botswana at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

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