Namibia: Bafana Bafana To Date Botswana In Cosafa Cup Finals.

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South African national team, Bafana Bafana, will face Botswana in the finals of the Cosafa Castle Cup which is hosted in Namibia.

On Wednesday, South Africa beat 10 man Swaziland 5-1 at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek to book themselves a place in the finals of the 2016 Cosafa Cup.

Bafana Bafana who were trailing 1-0 during the first half, they organised themselves in the second half and took the game to the 10 man Swaziland who lost one of their players, Siyabonga Mdluli after he was given matching orders just five minutes into the second half.

Botswana were the first to shake Shakes Mashaba’s net in the 38th minute through Tony Tsebedze who received a neat pass from the leading goal scorer in the tournament, Felix Badenhorst.

South Africa started mounting pressure on Swaziland and their efforts paid dividend in the 52nd minute through Thabiso Kutumela who lobed in a well taken free kick on the edge of the 18 yard box. This goal opened the doors and Swaziland’s defence was in sixes and sevens allowing Bafana Bafana to score four more goals in the second half and wrap up the victory.

Botswana thumped Congo through post match penalties to book a place in the finals against the young starded Bafana Bafana team. The Zebras failed to capitalise on the chances they created during the 90 minutes of the game only to end the two halves in a goalless draw.

The two teams went into penalties to decide the victor who will meet South Africa in the finals. Botswana triumphed over the Congolese 5-4 penalty shoot out to qualify for the finals.

In other matches at the tournament, Zambia will lock horns with the host, Namibia in the Cosasa Castle Cup Plate final on Friday while Swaziland will clash with DR Congo in a bid to win a  bronze medal.

 

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