COSAFA Cup Semi-Final
Result: South Africa 3-0 Mozambique
Date: 16 July 2021
Scene: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Two or three ineffective set-pieces in the beginning phases, Bafana ultimately broke the halt in the 24th moment civility of a looking header by Njabulo Ngcobo, who opened his record for the public side.
With the hosts thinking that its hard to tear down the Mambas in open play, Morena Ramoreboli's charges verged on multiplying their lead from another set-piece ten minutes before the break after De Reuck constrained a save out of shot-plug Ernan Siluane with a header from a corner.
Mozambique had the need to keep moving in the end period of the primary verse, putting Bafana under tension however the safeguard stood firm to clutch a 1-0 lead going to the half-time break.
The Mambas were started up coming from the break yet they were gotten on a counter-assault on the hour-mark, after Sifiso Ngobeni constrained a save out of Siluane at the close to post butYusuf Maart exploited the bounce back from the edge of the crate and twisted a shocking strike into the top corner to twofold the lead for Bafana.
Horacio Goncalves' soldiers were opening up at the back and Monnapule Saleng had a once in a lifetime opportunity to make it 3-0 for South Africa as of now after a chipped through ball by Mkhulise yet he impacted his volley wide of the far post.
Nonetheless, Bafana at last took care of business three minutes after the fact from the punishment spot changed over expertly by Letsoalo, who got his fourth objective of the competition and turned into the main goalscorer, after he was kicked inside the container by Joaquim Mapangane.
Bafana rolled out a twofold improvement as of now, as Thabang Sibanyoni supplanted Mkhulise forthright and Ethan Brooks went ahead for Maart in midfield, as the hosts clutched a far reaching win and will confront visitor country Senegal in the last while Mozambique will play Eswatini in the third/fourth spot play-off, both on Sunday evening.
Here's the way they line up:
South Africa: Mothwa, Mobbie, Ngcobo, De Reuck, Dube, Ngobeni, Maart, Saleng, Sithebe, Mkhulise, Letsoalo.
Mozambique: Siliane, Nangy, Muze, Pelembe, Mapangane, Alexandre, Ernesto, Thauzene, Junior, Nhaga, Maicame.
Content created and supplied by: GeneralMelo (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More