MATCH CENTRE

SUN 24 MAY 2015, 17:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

0(6)
VS
0(7)

Botswana send Bafana packing

by Staff Reporter

Sun May 24, 20:02

Botswana have knocked Bafana Bafana out of the Cosafa Cup being hosted in Rustenburg thanks to a 7-6 penalty shootout win after a goalless draw.

The Zebras nowjoin Namibia, who beat defending champions Zambia in the first quarterfinal, in the final four.

As early as the tenth minute of the match Bafana Bafana's Siyabonga Nhlapho delivered a great shot, which gave Botswana goalkeeper Kabelo Dambe some work to do.

Just five minutes before the end of the first half, National First Division leading goal scorer Phumelele Bhengu failed to connect with the ball inside the box which could have given Bafana a lead from Marc van Heerden’s cross.

In the second half Marc Van Heerden supplied another cross to Bhengu but this time he tipped it over the cross bar.

Clayton Daniels also failed to connect with Van Heerden’s set-piece in the 56th minute.

Peter Butler's Zebras were denied an opportunity to settle the game in the 90 as the referee waved away claims of a penalty-kick after Hendrick Moyo went down inside the area following a challenge from Nhlapo.

In the dying minutes Botswana missed a chance to grab a late winner as Kebatho failed to connect with a low cross from the right.

This saw the match going to penalties where Carl Lark missed the first penalty for Bafana. But Bafana made a comeback when Jackson Mabokgwane saved Hendrick Moyo’s penalty.

Then it was Kwanda Mngonyama’s penalty that hit the woodwork which saw Botswana clinching victory.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
QUARTER FINALS ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
SOUTH AFRICA GOALS BOTSWANA GOALS
Gift Matupa (90 + 4') Ofentse Nato (90 + 4')
Tlou Segolela (90 + 4') Richard Legwaila (90 + 4')
Thapelo Morena (90 + 4') Mpho Kgaswane (90 + 4')
Marc Van Heerden (90 + 4') Katlego Koobake (90 + 4')
Madisha Modjeka (90 + 4') Joel Mogorosi (90 + 4')
Clayton Daniels (90 + 4') Moshe Gaolaolwe (90 + 4')
Kabelo Dambe (90 + 4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
SOUTH AFRICA STARTING LINEUP BOTSWANA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
90 + 4'
0
Defender
90 + 4'
0
Defender
77'
90 + 4'
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
90 + 4'
0
Defender
90 + 4'
0
Midfielder
62'
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
90 + 4'
0
Defender
90 + 4'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
90 + 4'
0
Midfielder
86'
0
Midfielder
90 + 4'
0
Midfielder
90 + 4'
0
Midfielder
63'
0
Forward/Striker
90 + 4'
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
76'
0
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mduduzi Nyanda
Midfielder
76'
0
Joel Mogorosi
Midfielder
62'
0
Madisha Modjeka
Defender
86'
0
Hendrick Moyo
Defender
63'
35
CARDS
Moshe Gaolaolwe
Defender
77'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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