COSAFA CUP: SOUTH AFRICA 2-0 BOTSWANA – AS IT HAPPENED

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 COSAFA CUP plate semi-final match between South Africa and Botswana at the Moruleng Stadium in Moruleng on Tuesday.

South Africa: Bvuma, Mukumela, Malepe, Booysen, Mvala, Masalesa, Cele, Maboe, Norodien, Mokate, Sibiya.

Botswana XI: Masule, Leinanyane, Gaolaolwe, Mosimanyana, Mathumo, Galenamotlhale, Legwaila, Seakanyeng, Maswena, Orebonye, Tshireletso

Commentary:

FULL-TIME: South Africa 2-0 Botswana

92′ – GOAL! South Africa 2-0 Botswana. Moseamedi beats Masule with a good finish from close range.

90′ – The fourth official has added three minutes.

85′ – South Africa sub: Moseamedi IN, Mokate OUT.

80′- Botswana winger Seakanyeng’s free-kick is cleared away as the Zebras press for a late goal.

75′ – South Africa attacker Maboe fires wide of the target without troubling Masule in Botswana goal-posts.

70′ – South Africa keeper Bvuma produces a fantastic finger-tipping save to deny Botswana defender Mathumo, who had unleashed a powerful shot from range.

65′ – South Africa midfielder Sibiya’s attempt from a free-kick is blocked by the Botswana wall.

60′ – South Africa keeper Bvuma denies Botswana winger Seakanyeng, who had unleashed a shot from range.

59′ – South Africa sub: Alexander IN, Cele OUT.

57′ – Botswana sub: Gadibolae IN, Legwaila OUT.

55′ – Botswana winger Tshireletso whips a corner-kick into the South Africa box and Booysen heads the ball away from danger.

50′ – Botswana sub: Setsile IN, Galenamotlhale OUT.

46′ – Botswana sub: Seforo IN, Mosimanyana OUT.

46′ – South Africa sub: Webber IN, Norodien OUT.

46′ – The second-half is underway.

45+2 – FULL-TIME: South Africa 1-0 Botswana.

45′ – The fourth official has added two minutes

40′ – South Africa keeper Bvuma makes a save from close range as Botswana press Bafana Bafana.

32′ – GOAL! South Africa 1-0 Botswana. Norodien fires past Masule with a powerful shot to give the tournament hosts the lead.

35′ – The momentum is now with South Africa, who are looking to double their lead.

30′ – It remains goalless here in Moruleng as we reach the half-hour mark.

25′ – Botswana striker Orebonye is also booked following a dangerous tackle on South Africa defender Booysen.

20′ – Botswana defender Leinanyane receives the first yellow card of the match.

15′ – Botswana are pressing South Africa as the Zebras look to break the deadlock.

10′ – GOOD CLEARANCE! Botswana winger Tshireletso’s effort is cleared away by South Africa defender Booysen with keeper Bvuma beaten.

5′ – Botswana goalkeeper Masule has been the busier of the two shot-stoppers thus far – gathering crosses into the box from the South African wingers.

1′ – The match is underway.

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