Tshepo Ntsoelengoe
Football Writer
1 minute read
25 Sep 2019
5:10 pm

Bantwana advance to Cosafa semifinals 

Tshepo Ntsoelengoe

The South African Under-17 national women’s team made it to the semifinals of the Cosafa Under-17 Women’s Championships in Mauritius. 

Simphiwe Dludlu, coach of South Africa women's U17 team (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Bantwana’s run in the competition saw them go through to the next round of the competition, having won all their group stages matches after they beat Madagascar 3-1 on Wednesday.

Coach Simphiwe Dludlu’s side began the tournament on a very convincing note, thrashing Seychelles 28-0, before beating Botswana 5-1 followed by Madagascar.

Despite making a number of changes, Dludlu’s charges looked very strong for Madagascar as Nelly Gamede scored a brace on the day and walked away with man-of-the-match award, while Oyisa Marahzi got the third goal for the South Africans.

Bantwana will now face Zambia in the semifinals set to take place on Friday.

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