MATCH CENTRE

WED 27 MAY 2015, 19:30, ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM

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Malawi through to Plate final

by Staff Reporter

Wed May 27, 21:58

Malawi booked their place in the Cosafa Cup plate final with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over South Africa at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Wednesday.

Siyabonga Nhlapo missed the decisive spot-kick for the hosts who suffered heartbreak from 12 yards for the second time in four days.

Bafana Bafana were defeated 7-6 on penalties by Botswana in the Cup quarterfinals.

The Flames will face Zambia in Friday's plate final.

Malawi gloves man McDonald Harawa enjoyed an encouraging start to the game, denying Motjeka Madisha the opener within two minutes with a great save.

The Flames stopper got down well to his left to deny the Bafana Bafana midfielder from a Marc van Heerden free-kick.

Harawa continued to shine in goal for Malawi - getting to every ball played into the area by the South African wide men.

Van Heerden continued where he left off in the defeat to Botswana picking out Carl Lark with a precise cross, the Santos man though could only succeed in heading his attempt well wide with 20 minutes on the clock.

The AmaZulu fullback looked to take matters into his own hands, but saw his right-footed attempt fly harmlessly wide of Harawa's left-hand upright just after the half-hour.

Chances were few and far between for the remainder of the game with either side managing a mere three shots on goal apiece.

In the end Bafana Bafana missed an opportunity to go within one kick of booking their place in the plate final after Jackson Mabokgwane denied Miclam Mhone.

Van Heerden missed the ensuing spot-kick before Harawa denied Nhlapo in sudden death.


South Africa (0) 0

Malawi (0) 0

South Africa: Mabokgwane, Nhlapho, Mngonyama, Daniels, Van Heerden, Lark, Madisha, Morena (Nyanda 41'), Segolela, Motupa (Ekstein 60'), Bhengu (Manyama 63')

Malawi: Harawa, Lanjesi, Fodya, Malata, Sulumba (Mkanda 36'), J.Banda, Kumwenda (Ngalande 83'), Kayira, Mzava, Mhone, Phiri (F.Banda 79')

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
PLAY-OFFS ROYAL BAFOKENG STADIUM
SOUTH AFRICA GOALS MALAWI GOALS
Mduduzi Nyanda (90 + 4') Zicco Mkanda (90 + 4')
Madisha Modjeka (90 + 4') Robin Ngalande (90 + 4')
Lebogang Manyama (90 + 4') Lucky Malata (90 + 4')
Clayton Daniels (90 + 4') Frank Banda (90 + 4')
Limbikani Mzava (90 + 4')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
SOUTH AFRICA STARTING LINEUP MALAWI STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
90 + 4'
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
90 + 4'
0
Defender
83'
90 + 4'
0
Defender
90 + 4'
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
41'
0
Midfielder
79'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
60'
0
Forward/Striker
36'
0
Forward/Striker
63'
0
Forward/Striker
83'
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mduduzi Nyanda
Midfielder
41'
0
Zicco Mkanda
Forward/Striker
36'
0
Hendrick Ekstein
Midfielder
60'
0
Frank Banda
Midfielder
79'
0
Lebogang Manyama
Midfielder
63'
0
Robin Ngalande
Forward/Striker
83'
0
CARDS
Madisha Modjeka
Defender
83'
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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