Joao Mussica of Mozambique celebrates goal teammates during the 2018 COSAFA match between Mozambique and Comoros at Seshego Stadium, Polokwane on 29 May 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Tuesday May 29, 2018. 19:42
Mozambique thrashed Comoros 3-0 in the 2018 Cosafa Cup Group A match at the Seshego Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa on Tuesday.
The win took the Mambas to the top of the Group A standings, while Les Coelecantes slip down to third spot on the table.
The Mambas dominated the match from the start as they searched for an early goal which would have unsettled the Les Coelecantes.
However, Mozambique struggled to create chances as the Comoros defence, which was led by Mohamed Abdallah, looked solid.
Les Coelacantes grew in confidence as the game progressed, but they could not create clear-cut opportunities.
However, the deadlock was finally broken by Jeitoso, who hit the back of the net seven minutes before half-time.
The left-footed player rose high to give Mozambique the lead from a corner taken by Kamo-Kamo, making it 1-0 to Mozambique.
It was soon 2-0 to Mozambique in the 42nd minute following a good move by the Mambas.
Mozambique extended their lead through Luis Miquissone, who scored with a fine finish to double their advantage.
It was 2-0 to Mozambique at the interval following a lively first-half.
Comoros head coach Amir Abdou introduced Saifoudine Sanali as Les Coelacantes looked to pull one back.
However, Mozambique continued their dominance as they pressed Comoros in search of more goals.
Dayo had a good chance to increase Mozambique's lead in the 60th minute, but the Comoros goalkeeper Ben Salime made a great double save to deny him.
However, Salime was beaten in the 72nd minute and it was Luis who got his second goal of the match with a thunderous strike to make it 3-0 to Mozambique.
Comoros pushed for a late consolation goal, but Mozambique stood firm at the back and the latter emerged 3-0 winners on the day.
Mozambique (2) 3 (Jeitoso 38', Luis 42', 72')
Mozambique: Frenque, Matola, Cremildo, Kambala (Lolo 75'), Dove, Dayo (Isac 90'), Luis, Kamo-Kamo (Danilo 87'), Mustafa, Jeitoso, Muchanga.
Comoros: Hassani Salime, Abdallah, Imamo, Faouz (Sanali 50'), Soilihi, Fassoiha, Youssouf (Mohame 77'), Malaga, M'Changama, Houmadi, Bakari.