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2018 WOMEN COSAFA: Banyana Banyana crowns the title on their 5th time

Posted By: Saddam MIHIGO - On:23/09/2018
Refiloe Jane scored a brace to help Banyana Banyana retain their Cosafa Women's Championship title in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The South African national women's football side defeated Cameroon 2-1 to win the title.

Jane opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a thunderous drive from just outside the penalty area.

Cameroon levelled matters in the 68th minute through Ngo Mbeleck.

The score remained locked at 1-1 for the rest of the match, raising the spectre of a penalty shootout.

Jane, though, struck at the death to hand South Africa a second consecutive Cosafa Women's Championship title.

Banyana Banyana Celebration

Banyana Banyana Celebration

Banyana Banyana First XI who faced Cameroun onn the final slot

Banyana Banyana First XI who faced Cameroun onn the final slot

Uganda emerged third at the 2018 COSAFA Women’s Championship after registering a hard fought 1-0 win over Zambia at Wolfson stadium, South Africa on Friday. Captain Tracy Jones Akiror scored a first half strike from the penalty spot.

Coach Faridah Bulega made only one change from the team that lost to South Africa in the semifinal on Thursday with Juliet Nalukenge starting ahead of Zaina Namuleme.

Despite efforts from Zambia to level matters, the Crested Cranes remained resilient up to the final whistle and registered their third victory in the five games played at the tournament.

Bulega made changes in the second half introducing Hasifah Nassuna for youngster Lillian Mutuuzo and Namuleme for Resty Nanziri. Akiror fired Uganda in the lead three minutes after the half hour mark converting a penalty following a foul on Nalukenge inside the penalty area.

Crested Cranes’ Resty Nanziri ready to take control of the ball
Crested Cranes Nalugya Shamilah dribbles past Zambia's Mary Mwakapila
Crested Cranes’ Nalugya Shamilah controls the ball as Zambia’s Mary Mwakapila loks on
Captain Tracy Jones Akiror scored a first half strike from the penalty spot.

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