Cosafa Cup semifinal, South Africa 5-1 Swaziland - As it happened

Cosafa Cup semifinal, South Africa 5-1 Swaziland - As it happened
Tumelo Khutlang of Lesotho challenged by Abbubaker Mobara 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

by Staff Reporter

Wednesday Jun 22, 2016. 19:52

Welcome to as-it-happened coverage of the Cosafa Cup semifinal between South Africa and Swaziland from the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Namibia.

Bafana Bafana eased to a convincing victory which has put them into the final, while Swaziland were left to reflect on another semifinal defeat.

The action as it happened...

90+2' - Full time - SA 5-1 Swaziland - Done and dusted, a convincing win for Bafana Bafana! They advance to the final and will face either Botswana or DR Congo on Saturday evening.

90' - There will be two minutes of added time.

83' - GOAL! SA 5-1 Swaziland - It's a rout now, with Masuku having a tap-in from close range after a classy square pass from Kutumela!

81' - SA substitution: Moseamedi makes way for Thembinkosi Lorch in the last change of the game.

77' - Swaziland substitution: Lukhele makes way for Zwele Nxumalo.

75' - GOAL! SA 4-1 Swaziland - Moseamedi catches Swaziland napping at the back and scores a well-taken goal to make it 4-1! No way back for Sihlangu now, it's Bafana Bafana who will advance into the final.

71' - Less than 20 minutes to play. Swaziland seem to have recovered from the shock of conceding three goals and are playing some more fluent football now, but it's hard to see them overturning this deficit with just 10 men.

67' - Yellow card - February cautioned for time wasting.

63' - Tsabedze shoots for goal from a free kick, but his effort skips wide of the target, no problem for goalkeeper February.
Swaziland substitution: Gamendze makes way for Sanele Mkhweli.

62' - Yellow card - Masuku blots his copy book by picking up an unnecessary caution.

60' - GOAL! SA 3-1 Swaziland - Bafana Bafana runnig riot now! Ginindiza  flaps at a cross, the ball falls kindly for Masuku and he duly fires the ball home to extend his side's lead!

57' - GOAL! SA 2-1 Swaziland - Phiri puts Bafana Bafana ahead for the first time today! He latches onto a loose ball in the box and fires a volley at goal - the ball takes a wicked deflection off a defender to give Ginindiza  no chance.

55' - Swaziland substitution: Nhleko makes way for Phumlani Dlamini.

54' - Modiba fires a low shot on target, but it;s a comfortable save for Ginindiza  this time.

52' - GOAL! SA 1-1 Swaziland - Kutumela scores direct from the free kick, with his low shot past the side of the wall beating Ginindiza to his right! Bafana back in the game!

51' - Red card - Mdluli receives his second caution, he's sent off! Swaziland down to 10 men. The defender slid through the back of Moseamedi on the edge of the box.

46' - Yellow card - Swaziland's Mdluli picks up the first caution of the match for a clumsy challenge.

46' - Underway in the second half. Bafana Bafana have made two changes at the start of the second stanza...
SA substitutions: Jody February replaces Pieterse in goal, while Sikhakhane has made way for Menzi Masuku.

45+2' - Half time - Sihlangu lead at the break, having gradually worked their way into a position of ascendancy through the first half. SA will have to improve if they are to recover.

42' - Approaching the half time break, Swaziland will be delighted if they can head into the change rooms with their lead still intact.

38' - GOAL! SA 0-1 Swaziland - Tsabedze with a cool finish between Pieterse's leg after being teed up by a superb reverse pass from Badenhorst!

32' - Badenhorst with a threatening moment on the edge of the box, but he's quickly surrounded by defenders. Bafana have clearly focused on him as the danger man...

27' - Mekoa shoots from long range... just wide, that had Ginindiza scrambling across to his right in worry.

26' - Ndzinisa meets a right-flank cross and heads on target, but it's a relatively comfortable save for Pieterse.

25' - Tsabedze gets away a low, left-footed shot which skids wide of Pieterse'e left-hand post. The 'keeper looked to have it covered.

20' - What a chance for Swaziland, with Nhleko beating goalkeeper Pieterse to a 50-50 ball outside of the box, but in the end he can't get away a cross or shot with the goal left unguarded!

17' - Kutumela tries his luck from long range, but the shot is off target.

15' - Up to the quarter hour mark, still 0-0 in Windhoek but South Africa have definitely looked the stronger team thus far.

9' - Modiba shoots on goal, sharp save from Ginindiza! Bafana Bafana sliced through the Swazi defence with alarming ease that time.

8' - Ginindiza with some uncertainty as he looks to deal with a cross from the right flank, but Modiba can't take advantage.

7' - SA's Mobara tries a long-range shot direct from a free kick, but his effort is high and wide, no trouble for Ginindiza in Swaziland's goal.

5' - Now five minutes in, Bafana Bafana have enjoyed more of the ball but there's little to report, with both teams still looking to settle into the match.

1' - Kick-off - We are underway in Windhoek! South Africa wear gold and green, Swaziland are in all blue.

17h50 - And the Swaziland line-up: Sandile Ginindiza, Sifiso Mabila, Siyabonga Mdluli, Felix Badenhorst, Sibonginkosi Gamendze, Sabelo Ndzinisa, Mcolisi Lukhele, Machawe Dlamini, Njabulo Ndlovu, Tony Tsabedze, Wonder Nhleko.

17h45 - Here's the South Africa starting XI: Reyaad Pieterse, Tebogo Moerane, Thembela Sikhakhane, Ricardo Coetzee, Rebo Malepe, Abbubaker Mobara, Lebogang Phiri, Deolin Mekoa, Aubrey Modiba, Thabiso Kutumela, Judas Moseamedi.



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