Banyana Banyana put Comoros to the sword


Banyana Banyana stormed into the semifinals of the 2020 Cosafa Women’s Championship with a 100 per cent record having won all their three group stage matches.

After beating Angola 2-0 in the opening match, Banyana Banyana followed this with a 5-0 thumping of Eswatini before putting the islanders Comoros to the sword on Monday with a 7-0 humiliating score.

The final group match heavy scoreline was mainly, courtesy of five-goal hero Sibulele Holweni who deservedly walked away with the player of the match award.

Banyana Banyana will be back in action on Thursday for the semi-final against Malawi as Desiree Ellis juggernaut relentlessly marches towards the fourth Cosafa Cup title in a row.

Having conceded no goal in the group stages, the South African senior women’s national team will take some stopping in this current form.

Rising star Holweni opened the scoring in the 8th minute and completed her brace in the 30th minute to give Banyana Banyana a comfortable 2-0 lead.

Hildah Magaia made it 3-0 just before the break as the rampant home side went to the interval with a comfortable 3-0 cushion.

Holweni then scored her hat-trick in the 48th minute before Nomvula Kgoale added the fifth. The hard-running Holweni then scored her fourth and fifth goal three minutes from time and in the referee’s optional time as she completed the Comoros rout.

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