The South African women football team, Banyana Banyana had started the Afcon Woman Cup of Nation with a bang, after defeating their rivals Nigeria in their opening encounter. The Group C match was played in Prince Mouay Al Hasaan stadium in Morocco yesterday.
The game was televised live on Dstv sports channel, Supersport and the first half ended with both sides deadlocked with 0-0. Then in the second half , Banyana opened the scoring with the striker Jermaine Seopesenwe breaking the deadlock in the 61st minute, after receiving a superb pass from Noxolo Cesane. Seopesenwe who has been absence from Banyana squad for three years was in fine form, and wanted to cement her place in the squad with impressiveperformance.
Bayana continued to put pressure to the Nigerian side, and where finally rewarded two minute later, when Hildah Magala put the final nail to the Nigerian coffin to give her side 2-0 lead. The Nigerian ladies found a consolidation goal in the final last minutes of the game, but it was too late as Desiree Ellis 's side clinch the victory.
Banyana took to their official Twitter page and thanked all South Africans for their support. The ladies are motivated, after the South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordan, tabled R9.5 million bonus to be shared between players, Should they win the prestigious tournament. The R9.5 million is even more than the R8.2 million for the cup winners.
It was as sweet victory, and for the first time in the history of AFCON, where Banyana Beat Nigeria by more than two goals. This is not surprising as Sundowns ladies football are currently the Champions of Africa, and ladies football has improved in the country. Atleast our ladies have shown Bafana Bafana how it's done.
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