COSAFA CUP FINAL: SOUTH AFRICA 3-2 BOTSWANA - As it happened

COSAFA CUP FINAL: SOUTH AFRICA 3-2 BOTSWANA - As it happened
Gift Motupa of South Africa tackled by Lesego Galenamotlhale of Botswana during the 2016 Cosafa Cup Final match between South Africa and Botswana at Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek Namibia on 25 June, 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jun 25, 2016. 20:27

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup final between Botswana and South Africa at the Sam Nujoma Stadum in Windhoek.

Lineups:

South Africa XI: Pieterse, Mobara, Coetzee, Malepe, Moerane, Mekoa, Phiri, Modiba, Masuku, Moseamedi, Motupa.

Botswana XI: Masule, Kebue, Ramoraka, Gaolaolwe, Mafoko, Ditsele, Gadibolae, Galenamotlhale, Sesinyi, Makgantai, Tshireletso.

Commentary:

South Africa are the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup champions


FULL-TIME: Botswana 2-3 South Africa


90' The fourth official has added three minutes

89' This could be the winning goal for Bafana. Botswana 2-3 South Africa

88' GOAL! Motupa scores from the spot-kick

86' Another PENALTY to South Africa - after Mogorosi handles the ball in the Zebras box

85' CLOSE! Seakanyeng unleashes a powerful shot which goes just over the Bafana goal.

82' Mogorosi tries an overhead kick and the ball goes over the crossbar from inside the Bafana box

79' Tshireletso's attempt from a free-kick is blocked by the Bafana wall on the edge of the box

75' Fifteen minutes to go and it is still 2-2 here in Windhoek

71' Huge mistake by the Bafana shot-stopper Pieterse who fails to hold onto an effort from a Seakanyeng free-kick

70' GOAL! Seakanyeng's free-kick is dropped into the back of the net by Pieterse. 2-2

67' Once again Motupa is involved. The forward set up Kutumela who finished with an easy tap in

66' GOAL! Kutumela hands South Africa the lead

65' Botswana force three back-to-back corner-kicks, but South Africa manage to clear them away

61' Botswana subs: Galenamotlhale OUT, Seakanyeng IN, Sesinyi OUT, Morogosi IN

59' It looks like Zebras head coach Butler will be introducing winger Seakanyeng shortly

56' South Africa sub: Moseamedi OUT, Kutumela IN

53' CLOSE! Zebras midfielder Galenamotlhale's thunderous shot hits the crossbar with Pieterse beaten

49' Moseamedi bursts into the Zebras box, but Mafoko and Gadibolae manage to stop the Bafana centre forward

The second-half is underway

HALF-TIME: Botswana 1-1 South Africa

45' The fourth official has added two minutes

42' Motupa is sent through on goal and he's fouled in the Zebras box, but the referee blows his whistle for offside

38' Sesinyi pulls the rigger from range and his effort goes inches wide of Pieterse's left up-right. 1-1

33' GOAL! Motupa restores parity for South Africa from the spot-kick

31' PENALTY to Bafana - After Moseamedi was fouled by Mafoko in the Zebras box

30' It remains 1-0 to the Zebras of Botswana as we reach the half-hour mark here in Windhoek

29' GREAT SAVE! Moseamedi is sent through on goal, but Botswana shot-stopper Masule comes out rushing to deny the striker

26' GOOD SAVE! Pieterse denies Botswana forward Sesinyi with a decent low save

23' Bafana's Modiba becomes the first player to be booked this evening

20' Masuku tries to find his Bafana teammate on the edge of the Zebras box, but his pass is intercepted

17' The young striker pulled the trigger from range and his effort beat shot-stopper Pieterse in South Africa goal

16' GOAL! Makgantai fires Botswana into the lead

15' Moseamedi tries to unleash a powerful shot from range, but Mafoko blocks his attempt

10' Botswana captain Mafoko goes down injured and play is stopped. 0-0

5' South Africa's Bafana Bafana have started brightly

3' Moseamedi finds the back of the net for South Africa, but the referee blows his whistle for offside

1' Match is underway



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