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Nigeria left disappointed after losing to Banyana in Buhari cup

Banyana Banyana won the Aisha Buhari Cup on Tuesday, defeating Nigeria 4-2 in Lagos.

South Africa almost wasted a 3-0 half-time lead as the hosts mounted a fightback in the second half.

It was their first competitive match since Nigeria defeated South Africa 4-3 on penalties in the final of the Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Ghana in 2018.

Both teams had won their initial matches, with Banyana Banyana defeating Ghana 3-0 and Nigeria defeating Mali 2-0.

The visitors took an early lead thanks to an Alozie Chidi own goal, but Linda Motlhalo converted a penalty in the 17th minute after Nigerian Ebi Onome touched the ball in the penalty area.

In the 20th minute, the hosts had the ball in the net, but their effort was called off owing to a foul in the build-up.

South Africa went into the halftime break with a 3-0 lead thanks to Gabriela Salgado's goal.

Vivian Ikechukwu scored a goal for the hosts early in the second half. In the 53rd minute, she scored twice, setting up an exciting last 30 minutes of the game.

Mamello Makhabane converted an 86th-minute penalty after Linda Motlhalo was pulled down in the penalty area, ensuring South Africa's victory.

It was a good game tho for banyana banyana and it shows that the team and management are working tirelessly to ensure that they build a strong team that will compete in every competition.

Complement must go the the players who are showing dedication on training and on the field of play, they have fighting spirit and they are working hands in hands with their coach and management as well.

They must continue to work hard and bring positive result and they must look forward on bringing more trophies in the cabinet and South Africa will be proud of them

Good luck on their next game.


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