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03/12/2013 Botswana vs Swazland - Maseru 15:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon all soccer fans from across the region and beyond, welcome to the 2013 COSAFA Under-20 Youth Championships LIVE BALL-BY-BALL coverage, am your host, MQONDISI DUBE from the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho. Our first game pits Botswana vs Swaziland, Kick-off at 3pm. Line-ups shortly.

The 2013 edition comes after a brief one hiatus as the tournament was not held in 2012, Zambia were the last winners in Botswana two years ago. The Kenyd vs Mauritius match has been moved from this afternoon after the East Africans delayed their arrival.

Teams are out for the warm-up and the good news is that the skies are clearing after heavy downpours last night and early this morning in Maseru. However, the condition of the pitch remains unchanged as it has an artificial surface.

Botswana line up
Keagile Kgosipula, Thato Kebue, Andrew Makopo, Entle Bakwena, Kgosietsile Shadreck, Mpho Kgaswane, Ogomoditse Bauleni, Kabelano Mooeketsane, Lebogang Ditselel, unobatsha Mbaiwa, Obonye Maome Subs: Neo Kenalemang, Daniel Kedidimetse, Bogosi Kaekwe, Thatayaone Ramatlapeng, Eric Molefi, Seloiso Keorapetse, Allen Ndodole, Tumisang Orebonye, Mathews Moruti Coach: Innocent Morapedi

Swaziland line up
Ayanda Kunene, Xolane Magagula, Sabelo Shongwe, Mlamuli Nkambule, Gcinizwi Slami, Phila Mamba, Simphiwe Makhanya, Mthunzi Mkhontfo, Ciniso Shabangu, Banele Sikhondze, Mlingo Jele Subs: Ndumiso Dlamini, Sandile Gamedze, Thami Dlamini, Vusumuzi Vilakati, Fezile Mbukwane, Sifiso Dlamini, Mfundo Bennett, Siyabonga Simelane, Colani Shiba Coach: Musa Mamba

Referee: Rakotojaona Andofetra (Madagascar) asst ref: Youssouf Ali (Comoros) Asst ref 2: Shikongo Erneas (Namibia) Fourth official: Heeralall Ahmad (Mauritius) Match commissioner: Dintle Mphele (Botswana)

Teams disappear into the change rooms; kick-off 15minutes away
Teams out for the national anthems, the Botswana national anthem is played first
Prematch rituals completed, the stage is se, sparce crowd in although it is expected to swell for the opening ceremony and Lesotho match later

2" Game kicks off with Botswana attacking the goal to the South
5" Swaziland are doing the early attacking with Mbabane Sundowns' dangerman, Banele Sikhondze raising his hand
5" Botswana keeper, Keagile Kgosipula's palms are warmed as Mlamuli Nkambule steals a shot, Swaziland unrelenting at this stage
8" Sikhondze effort curls inches over although Kgosipula will argue he had that one covered
14" Free kick for Swaziland just outside the arc, and it can only be one man to take it; Sikhondze who is just inches from the opener as the ball curves wide
16" Swazi player, Mlingo Jele receiving medical attention but is ok as Botswana force first corner, however, the chance is wasted as Swazi players watch ball bubble in the box before being headed out
18" Botswana should have drawn first blood as Mpho Kgaswane crashes his left footer against the upright before the ball rolls back and the swazi keeper, Ayanda Kunene gathers
21" GOAL BOTSWANA: Mpho Kgwaswane shows his class with a brilliant pass to send Unobatsha Mbaiwa clean through and his reciprocates with an exquisite left footed finish 1-0, Botswana has recovered remarkably well from the slow start
31" The tempo has slowed down although its still pleasing on the eye with Botswana commanding more support in the crowd
31" Botswana are a safe bet for a second goal but Swaziland has not been lying down throwing their own punches as well, but probably need a compass to find the goal
40"Mpho Kgaswane bursts through but is thwarted at the 11th hour
40"CONTROVERSIAL MOMENT as Mlamuli Nkambule's goal bound shot appears to hit defender, Kabelano Mooketsane's hand but the referee, who believes is well positioned, waves away strong penalty calls
42"Swaziland is asking more questions at times with daring moves but the Botswana defence has stuck together like glue
45" Kgaswane is yellow carded after a studs up challenge
HALF TIME: Botswana 1-0 Swaziland. It has been a see-saw affair with Swaziland wrestling the early initiative before Botswana hit back with a well worked goal. Exciting affair which is still on a kife-edge despite Botswana holding the advantage. join us in 15minutes for the second half action

Teams back on the pitch and ready to resume second half

46" Swaziland gets the second half business underway
50" YELLOW CARD for Gcinizwi Dlamini who clumsily cluttered into an opponent
63" Mbaiwa spurns a gift wrapped opportunity from the Swazis as he blast over from close range
64" BOTSWANA SUBSTITUTION IN- Keorapetse Seloiso, out Lebogang Ditsele IN- THATAYAONEN Ramatlapeng, Out- Kabelano Mooketsane
65" SWAZILAND SUBSTITUTION: Out: Banele Sikhondze In: Sandile Gamedze
75" Mbaiwa holds the crowd spell bound as first he shows fancy footwork to go past Simphiwe Makhanya before he nutmegs an opponent enroute to goal although he over runs his final pass
81" BOTSWANA SUBSTITUTION:Out: Obonye Maome In: Tumisang Orebonye
83" Botswana keeper, Keagile Kgosipula down injured
84" Tumisang Orebonye almost makes a grand entry but is denied by Ayanda Kunene who dives low to dig out Orebone's curler, the follow-up is ruled off side
86" Quick counter by the Young Zebras almost produces the second goal but keeper, Dlamini does well to keep out the effort, great display from Botswana although Swaziland has been a willing partner in dishing sumptous football
90" SAVE OF THE GAME as Botswana goalkeeper, Keagile Kgosipula goes airborne to thwart Gamedze it what could potentially win the game for his side. Exciting match, ending the way it started. Botswana has a free kick just out side the box
90" GOAL FOR BOTSWANA THATAYAONE RAMATLAPENG sews up the game for Botswana as he drills the resultant free kick home, the points are in the bag for the blue shirted boys from Botswana while Swaziland face a certain exit.
FULL TIME: Botswana has won 2-0 to pick the first three points on offer and have one foot in the quarter finals as the Group only has three teams, the other beiung Zimbabwe. The fans have gone beserk and the Young Zebras cant help but drench themselves in the euphoria. They do a victory lap, thanking the veciforous local crowd that has backed them

Man of the Match: Botswana's Lebogang Ditsele

03/12/2013 Lesotho vs Comoros - Maseru 20:00pm Kick-Off

Lesotho line-up:

Thabiso Lichaba, Bokang sello, Mafa Moremoholo, Lepolesa Tekane, Malefane Sepiriti, Mohau Rammoneng, Teboho Lekhooa, Hlompho Kalake, Jane Thabantso, Tumelo Khutlang, Tokelo Majoro.

Coach: Moses Maliehe

Comoros line-up

Mohamed Soighir Chabane, Ali hamdi Omar, Salim Ali, Ali Faouz Faidine, Salim Msadie, Abdillah Moindjie, Isla Mmadi, Fayard Said Mohamed, Idriss Abdallah, Ben Djadid Roissoul, Said Ali Mze Soilhi.

Coach: Francois Ali

Referee: Musundire Nomore (Zimbabwe), Assistant Referee 1: Chalwe Amos, Assitant Referee 2: Kabantuwa Edward (Malawi), Fourth official: Ndzadzeka Thando (South Africa), Match commissioner: Kafatia Charles.

Good evening football fans across the region. I hope you enjoyed the first match which featured Botswana and Swaziland. For the second match you will be hosted by Thabang Matjama for the ball by ball updates. This second fixture is pitting hosts Lesotho and Comoros who are making their reappearance in the competition, having had a break following their debut participation in 2007. Hosts Lesotho on the other hand will want to go as far as the last day of the tournament to keep the spirit of the tournament high.

The late arrival of invited guests Kenya will surely propel the two sides' push for the top spot in the group ahead of Kenya and Mauritius whose fixture has been rescheduled. It is still to be seen whether the presence of His Majesty King Letsie III will spur on the hosts to get the first three points of the match.

It is getting cloudy at the Setsoto stadium in Maseru after heavy downpours last. We are ready to get the official opening ceremony underway as His Majesty arrives in the stadium.

His Royal Highness Prince Lerotholi Seeiso, the son to the Lesotho King will hand the match ball to the referee just before the match kicks off after the official opening.

Teams are warming up for the match.
It's Lesotho vs Comoros. Teams are lining up for the pre-match rituals.
HRH Lerotholi Seeiso has handed the match ball to the referee. The match kicks off.
1" Comoros concedes a corner kick in the first minute.
1" The corner is cleared but the hosts quickly regain possession and put Comoros under pressure early in the match.
5" Tumelo Khutlang narrowly misses for Lesotho in the 5th minute after being set up by Thabantso.
6" Tumela Khutlang misses again after a good inter-play with Thabantso.
9" Lesotho enjoys much of the posession with Comoros preferring to put more bodies deep in thier half.
10" Tokelo Majoro gets the first real chance of the match but makes his ball heavy for for Chabane to pick.
15" Comoros get thier first corner of the match.
20" Comoros concedes the second corner of the match but Rammoneng's header skims the post.
22" Lesotho opt to attack down the wings.
24' lesotho come close to opening the floodgates but Khutlang isadjudged to have been off-side.
24"Lesotho attack relentelessly with deft touches but they lack the cutting edge.
27' Thabantso is taken off to recieve medical attention. lesotho continue with 10 men.
27' A packed Lesotho midfield outweighs Comoros who rather make long balls forward.
35' Lesotho misses a goal after a goalmouth scramble.
37' Abdallah heads over the bar from Faidine free kick.
39' Referee waves off Comoros appeals for penalty Moindjie shoots straight to a Lesotho player who looked to have handled the ball in the box.
39' Referee gives khutlang a tongue-lashing for a dangerous play.
40' The Comoros look to have settled in the match after a few early match jitters.
42' minutes Lesotho's Khutlang limps off the pitch to recieve medical attention.
45' Both teams look set to go to the half-time break still goalless.
45' Ben Roissoul cautioned by the referee but lesotho free kick is cleared for a corner.

Half time whistle goes. Lesotho 0 - 0 Comoros.

Abdillah Moindjie is off for Athouman Alhadhur.
Lesotho get the second half underway.

48' Thabantso shoots wide after a pass from Lepolesa Tekane.
50' Tumelo Khutlang misses with only the goalkeeper to beat.
51' Comoros score through substitute Alhadhur.
52' Comoros are taking their time on the ball.
55' Comoros' Omar is cautioned by the referee.
60' Lesotho cleared on the goalline following corner.
63' Lesotho miss a goal.
66' Lesotho Hlompho Kalake is substituted for Lesoetsa Morapeli.
69' Khutlang is cautioned for diving.
72' Referee gives Lesotho a direct free kick on the edge of the box and Mafa Moremoholo sends the stadium into raptures with an exquisite free kick.
74' Lesotho concedes an own goal from Lepolesa Tekane.
81' Lesoetsa Morapeli misses in one on one situation with keeper.
82' Lesotho miss chance after chance.
85' Comoros are dealing with waves of attacks from Lesotho and have their player easily on going down to break lesotho's rythm.
86' Teboho Lekhooa's free kick from the left is converted by Jane Thabantso
86' Lesotho 2 - 2 Comoros
87' Thabo Mtsoele is on for Tumelo Khutlang.
87' Nervous dying minutes for both teams.
89' Lesotho hits the upright when Matsoele cross eludes everyone and is cleared after a rebound.
90' Lesotho's Bokang Sello is sent off by the referee after a dangerous tackle.

It ends Lesotho 2- 2 Comoros after an entertaining match, with Lesotho the wasteful of the two.

Man of the match: Mohau Rammoneng

04/12/2013 Kenya vs Mauritius - Maseru 14:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon, welcome to the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru for our live coverage of the Kenya vs Mauritius game.I am, Mqondisi Dube your host for today's three matches in Maseru. Kick off for our first match is 2pm and both teams are already out having a feel of the pitch on a beautiful day here in Maseru. Partly cloudy skies but with no immediate threat of rain. We have two more other games coming up later, Angola up against Madascagar at 5pm while Zimbabwe play Swaziland in the day's late kickoff at 7pm.

Kenya line-up:

Peter Odhiambo, Collins Shivaki, Meja Sammy, Vincent Omumbo, Geoffrey Shiveka, Marvin Onyango, Jackson Macharia, Timothy Otieno, Nairuka John, Patilla Omotto, Timonah Wanyonyi

Subs: Bonficae Barasa, John Macharia Enock Agwanda, Samuel Mburu, Antony Mbogua, Vincent Odongo, Kamura Robinson

Mauritius line up:

Yoan Frederic Francois, Jason Kinsely St Pierre, Louis Frederick Didier Legrand, Ridge Alexender Paulin, Louis Brendon Citorah, Jeremy Stan Laretif, Christophe Gerad Derek Louis, Jensely Jason Beauger, Jean Fabrice Augustin, Adrein Charles Jean Botlar, louis Anael Gregory Pavin

Subs: Teddy Gael Samy, Edric Sin Fan Im, Denovan Jean Mike Bordelais, Bryan Andy Collard, Jason Mathieu Lejuste, Vashish Ramma (not playing)- Kervin Gael Deise

Coach: Alan Jules

Match officials:

Referee: Makhobalo Philip (Lesotho), Asst ref: Saimone Olivia (Mozambique), Asst ref: Lesupi Puputla (Lesotho), Fourth official: Mositwane Tirelo (Botswana), Match Commissioner: Langwenya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

Teams out for the national anthems, kick off is 5minutes away, Kenya in predominantly white with red stripes, exactly the opposite of the Mauritian kit, which is predominantly red with white stripes.

1'' Kenya get proceedings underway in this Group A encounter which was supposed to be played yesterday but the East African guests arrived late
2''The Kenyans have been invited as guests while Mauritius will look to do better than the first round exits in all the tournaments they have played in
5'' Kenyans almost draw first blood but keeper, Francois punches a free kick over
7'' Kenya might be forced into an early substitution as one of their players is down writhing in agony, it doesn't look good
15'' another Kenya player, Collins Shivaki down after rough playfrom Fabrice Augustin, who is cautioned
25'' no real spark in this game with Kenya looking the likely to score
26'' GOAL and Kenya score through Nairuka John who slides the ball home from a cross on the right. Kenya 1-0 Mauritius
30'' GOAL Kenya surge ahead as a low free kick by Collins Shivaki finds its way into the left corner. Mauritius falling apart. 2-0
39'' GOAL, 3-0 even defender Geoffrey Shiveka gets into the act as he has the easiest task of pushing the ball home. No signs of jet lag for the junior Harambee Stars who only arrived late yesterday
HALF TIME: Kenya in a commanding position, leading 3-0 and it does not look like Mauritius will stage a come back. Nairuka John, Collins Shivaki and Geoffrey Shiveka with the goals. Critically, the Kenyans did not raise a sweat in putting themselves in the driving seat

SECOND HALF starts with Kenya now attacking the goal to the north
51'' Kenya still dominating possession
56'' Kenya knits together good passes, and if it was a boxing match, the Mauritians would have thrown in the towel
63'' Timothy Otieno sends a weak left footed effort as the game has cooled down
73'' A rare Mauritian attack should have resulted in a goal but Adrien Botlar took too long to pull the trigger
74'' At the other end Collins Shivaki delays releasing a pass in the box and is dispossesed
77'' SUBSTITUTION MAURITIUS: Tedy Samy in, Louis Pavin out
78'' Geoffrey Shiveka stretched off but is preparing to come on after receiving medical attention
84'' GOAL Kenya makes it more comprehensive with a fourth through substitute Enock Agwanda
88'' Two minutes left and Kenya still not content as they continue to bombard the Mauritian goal
FULL TIME: Kenya shot to the top of Group A with a comfortable 4-0 win over Mauritius which will pile pressure on hosts, Lesotho who only managed a 2-2 draw against Comoros yesterday. The Kenyans only arrived yesterday but looked fresh enough to take their opponents to the cleaners.

Man of the match - Jackson Macharia (Kenya)

04/12/2013 South Africa vs Seychelles - Mafeteng 14:00pm Kick-Off

South Africa line up

Jody February, Kabelo Seriba, Ayabulela Magqwaka, Rivaldo Coetzee, Pule Maraisane, Siyanda Ngubo, Nhlanganipho Ntuli, Fagrie Lakay, Tlotlo Leepile, Tebogo Moerane, Siphelele Luthuli,

Coach: Ephraim Mashaba

Seychelles line up

Dawind Rosette, Colin Bibi, Travis Jerome, Ryan Marcel, Laurent Vel, Andrew Onezia, Ian Ah-Kong, Joshua Adeline, Dieter Constance, Hubert Jean, Waren Mellie.

Coach: Jan Mak

Referee: Mositwane Tirelo (Botswana)
Assistant Referee 1: Cassindra Rosario (Angola)
Assistant referee 2: Youssouf Ali (Comoros)
Fourth official: Rakotojaona Andofetra (Madagascar)
Match Commissioner: Mphele Dintle (Botswana)

Welcome to our fourth match football fans. We are in Mafeteng for a hugely anticipated match that sees South Africa seeking to stamp their authority as a football powerhouse in the region. South Africa are multiple winners of the Under-20 competition and have experienced Ephraim Mashaba on their bench.

Seychelles on the other hand have been bundled out of the competition in the first round in their last five attempts.

1' Seychelles get the proceedings underway.
2' Seychelles gets to test SA keeper when Laurent vel sent through but Jody February parries away for a corner.
5' It is a good start for both sides who both attack early on in the match.
10' Seychelles get the best chance of the match but the 'keeper blocks Laurent vel's attempt.
13' GOAL! Siyanda Ngubo draws first blood for South Africa as he beats out-of-line Dawind Rosette.
South Africa prefer slow build-ups and Lakay is giving the Islanders problems on the right wing.
18' South Africa look the confident of the two sides.
We are approaching the half-hour mark still South Africa 1-0 Seychelles in Mafeteng
26' Dawind Rossette makew a spectacular save from Ntuli's rasping shot.
27' GOAL South Africa Captain Ayabulela Magqwaka increases South Africa's lead when he receives a clearance and coolly converts with a low shot.
Half –hour mark South Africa 2-0 Seychelles
Seychelles sit back and opt for long balls forward.
34' Tlotlo Leepile unleashes but Rossette parries for a corner.
39' Seychelles clear another South Africa corner as they try not to concede.
We are approaching the half time in Mafeteng.
South Africa enjoy much of the possession.
44' South Africa has another chance Ngubo shot blocked by Rossette after being set by Ayabulela Magqwaka.

Half time score still South Africa 2-0 Seychelles.

46' Seychelles substitute. Aldo Dufrene on for Ryan marcel.
48' Goal! Ngubo increases South Africa's lead as he completes his brace.
50' Laurent Vel tries a long shot for Seychelles but it goes over the bar.
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55' Half-hour mark at Mafeteng and the score remains at South Africa 3-0 Seychelles.
55' The crowd support neibours South Africa in this match as the Islanders continue to be under siege.
63' South Africa remain a dorminant side in this match as Seychelles continue to drop their weak resilience.
64' Dufrene fluffs over the bar after some good footwork in the box.
65' Colin Bibi is cautioned by the referee.
68' South Africa pretty compact at the back.
70' Siphelele Luthuli misses with only the goalkeeper to beat.
70' Birthday boy Siyanda Ngubo is taken out for Sakhile Hlongwa
73' Referee order Fagrie Lakay off the pitch to receive medical treatment.
76' Seychelles substitution: Mario Mathaiot in for Travis Jerome
78' Seychelles get a rare opportunity in the box but Rivaldo Coetzee is in mean mood.
81' Seychelles corner is cleared after Ayabulela Magqwaka cleared for a corner.
83' Danny Madelene saves the Islanders from further blushes with a great block on Fagrie Lakay shot.
85' South Africa substitution: Tshepo Mashigo on for Fegrie Lakay.
87' South Africa know goals will matter a lot in a group that also features hugh scoring Zambia and will not stop attacking.
87' Joshua Adelene recieves medical treatment as Seychelles seek to break South Africa's relentless attacking.
88' Goal! Nhlakanipho Ntuli makes it four South Africa as he compounds Seychelles to a heavy defeat with only two minutes to go before the final whistle.
The referee blows for a final whistle in Mafeteng. Our next match features Zambia and Namibia.
It ends South Africa 4-0 Seychelles in Mafeteng.

04/12/2013 Zambia vs Namibia - Mafeteng 16:30pm Kick-Off

Welcome to the Zambia vs Namibia match, the fifth of the tournament. It is me Thabang Matjama in Mafeteng.

Zambia line-up

Mangani Banda, Benedict Chepeshi, Boyd Mkandawire, Simon Tembo, Godfrey Ngwenya, Ackim Mumba, Alex Mwamba, Lubambo Musonda (coffee), Spencer Sautu, Dave Daka, Solomon Sakala.

Coach: Oswald Mutapa

Namibia line-up

Glen Gamutjete, Marius Kotze, Brandon Dantago Goagoseb, Salom Pamp, Enrico Hoebeb, Ivan Kamberipa, Nathan Hililewanga Gideon, Ambrosius Obry Amseb, Terdius Georome Uiseb, Edward Maova, Innocent Edward Tembo.

Coach: Fillemon Ronny Kananelo

Referee: Mositwane Tirelo (Botswana)
Assistant Referee 1: Phatsoane Souru (Lesotho)
Assitant referee 2: Youssouf Ali (Comoros)
Fourth Official: Rakotojaona Andofetra (Madagascar)
Match Commissioner: Mphele Dintle (Botswana)

Zambia will look to cement their reputation as the feared nation in this tournament after winning it ten times, the last being in 2011.

Zambia gets us underway in Mafeteng.
2' Namibia concedes a corner.
3' Second corner for Zambia as they look to get an early lead.
4' Referee waves off Namibia appeals for a handball on the edge of the box in Zambia's half.
5' Namibia concedes the third corner of the match.
7' Namibia are not resting on their laurels either as they throw more bodies forward in search for an early goal.
8' Goal! Namibia draw first blood with a Terdius Uiseb glancing header after recieving a long ball from his goalkeeper.
8' Zambia 0-1 Namibia after ten minutes.
12' Namibia look to be settling in the match.
13' Zambia enjoy a bigger chunk of the possession in the first fifteen minutes.
18' Zambia run out of ideas in the last third of the pitch as Namibia continue to grow in confidence.
20' Free kick is given for Namibia 25 yards out and Goagoseb hits the wall.
21' Namibia win a corner.
22' Goagoseb corner gives Mangani Banda problems but is tipped over the bar.
26' Namibia are resolute at the back in order to protect their lead.
26' Opportunity eludes Zambia after Kamutjete goes off-balance and drops the ball.
30' On the half hour mark and the score stands at Zambia 0-1 Namibia
34' Ambrosius Obry Amseb is giving Zambia on the right flank.
34' Zambia's urge for an equaliser looks deflated with a growing confidence of the Namibians.
37' Marius Kotze is recieving medical treatment
37' Local fans sing although not showing where their loyalty is between the two teams.
42' Zambia gets the opportunity but the ball is hurried wide of the post.
44' Two optional minutes to be added in this first half.

The referee blows for half time with underdogs Namibia taking the lead into the break.

46' Namibia gets us underway for the second half. Luckson Mbewe and Patson Daka in for Solomon Sakala for Ackim Mumba respectively.
49' Namibia have a realistic belief of winning this match as they are given a free kick on the just outside the box but the rebound is wasted by Zambia.
49' Zambia's floated free kick is caught by the Namibian goalie who clashes with Simon tembo
51' Namibian goalkeeper is receiving medical attention.
54' Substitute Patson Daka misses a one-n-one situation with the Namibia goalkeeper.
55' Enrico Hoebeb dribbles past defenders from the left but his shot is cleared by Mkandawire.
57' Patson Daka equalises for Zambia from a corner kick as he heads home from close range.
60' An hour gone in this match and Zambia keeping the pressure against Namibia.
60' Lubambo Musonda keeps the Namibians on the backfoot as they seek to take the lead for the first time in this match.
64' Zambia builds pressure in the Namibia half as they continue to look for a lead.
64' The stadium is filling up as mafeteng fans come in droves.
67' Zambia dominates possession much as they did early in the first half.
69' Lubambo Musonda is cautioned by the referee after a foul play on the namibian goalkeepr.
69' Tireless defending by the Namibians as we head into the last twenty minutes of the match.
73' Zambia look a more organised side going forward as Namibia look content with the share of spoils so far.
75' Namibia substitute: Glen Kamutjete out for Gerland Kaengurova.
78' Zambia subtitution: Austine Banda in for Dave Daka.
78' Cautious last ten minutes as Zambia keeps the pressure Spencer Sautu shooting over the bar.
82' Both sides are knocking the ball in the middle of the park.
82' Spencer Sautu beats defenders from the left but his shot is thwarted out.
85' Zambia are on with waves of attacks as we head into the last five minutes.
86' Namibia substitution: Ambrosius Amseb out for Mcbride Ndjavera
86' Namibia come close to taking the lead but the ball hits the upright and into the safe hands of the 'keeper.
87' Zambia keeps the pressure.
89' Spencer misses from close range as the Namibian goalkeeper blocks to prevent the Zambians from taking the lead.

Full time: It ends Zambia 1-1 Namibia as the two sides share the spoils to relegate Seychelles to the last spot in group C after the islanders lost to South Africa in the earlier match.

04/12/2013 Angola vs Madagascar - Maseru 17:00pm Kick-Off

Angola, one of the region's powerhouses are surprisingly without the COSAFA Under-20 crown while their underated opponents this afternoon, Madagascar have one under their belt. Kick off is at 5pm

ANGOLA line-up:

Nsianfumu Afonso, Joao Afonso, Antonio Nzayinawo, Sebastiao Lumeca, Eddie Afonso, Carlos do Carmo, Joao de Oliveria, Manuel Afonso, Diogenes Joao, Pedro Carlos, Herenislon do Carmo

Subs: Edson Ngongue, Jorge Miguel, Bruno Manuel, Mavambu Baptista, Helder Alberto, Joao Capemba, Delcio Bernardo (not playing)- Moises Moma, Moises Calepi

Coach: Nzuzi Andre


Randria Mickael, Rakotoarison Fanjampitia, Ravelomanantsoa Vorig Andriamirado, Ratsiidy, Rakotondrasoa Hasina, Ramanoelina Hosana, Rakotoarivony Orlando, Rabarijaona Avotriniaina, Rakatozafy Andriamirado, Ratsimbazafy Hasina, Razafimahaleo Theodor, Randriamandimby James

Subs: Mohamed Alain, Andrianantenaina Andreas, Razafiamanatsoa Baggio, Dabiano, Andriamahasoa Harder, Anjara Welson, Mayoub Fazel, Raherindraibe Christian, Andrianaivosamimmanana Safidiiaina

Coach: Gilles Hugon

Prematch rituals as the national anthems of both countries are sang, 6minutes to kick off

Officials: Referee Heeralall Ahmad (Mauritius), Asst ref: Phatsoane Souru (Lesotho), Asst ref: Shikongo Eneas (Namibia), Fourth official: Musundire Nomore (Zimbabwe), Match Commissioner: Kafatia Charles (Malawi)

1" Madagascar, in all white kick of attacking the southern end, while angola are in their traditional red shirts and black shorts
5" Joao Oliviera turns swiftly inside the box but pumps his effort well and over, the Madagascar keeper is not bothered
7" Angola earn the match's first corner which is however harmless
11" Signs looking ominous for Madagascar as Manuel Afonso drives into the box following some fancy footwork and it takes keeper Ratsimbazafy Hasina to prevent a certain goal
14" Manuel Afonso, one of the four Afonsos' in the Angola team, is proving to be the early trouble here and a definite fan favourite as expectations rise each time the ball reaches him
16" GOAL- And who else- Manuel Afonso's delicate chip set Angola on the way, deserved lead after a strong start. Angola 1-0 Madagascar
19" M. Afonso's cultured foot picks Oliviera who is however thwarted
20" GOAL. The same combination returns, this time with devastating effect, Manuel Afonso races clear on the left before pulling the ball back for Oliviera who tucks the ball away. 2-0 and Angola are fast disappearing
25" GOAL and now Angola are out of sight, Oliveira grabs an early barce after a cross from the right. 3-0
27" Danger in the house as Afonso arrives in the box, leaving a trail of sprawled defenders in his wake before he is brought down but the referee thinks its a dive
33" Afonso is early contender for man of the match (or even tournament) but he has missed an absolute sitter there with a casual header when free inside the box. The youngster is entertaining the sparse but lively crowd with his bagful of trickery
40" Madagascar finally visit the Angola goal area via a Randriamandimby James shot which Nsianfumu Alfonso collects, Madagascar, in trying to avert a catastrophe have sent in Andriamahasoa Harder in place of Ramanoelina Hosana
44"GOAL- Oliviera plunders a hattrick as his powerful low shot can only be stopped by the nets. Angola are sending a strong signal to their other opponents with breathtaking football. 4-0
TWO MINUTES ADDED ON, and it could have been five had Pritchard Mpelele not skied his effort
45"+ GOAL and it is FIVE, Manuel Alfonso grabs his brace as he sweeps home from close range- thus far the biggest margin in the tournament, still with 45minutes left
HALF TIME: Angola have thoroughly thrilled and dominated a hapless Madagascar team which only had one shot at goal. Manuel Alfonso has been Angola's driving force while Joao Oliviera has been the dependable supplier of goals. Angola 5-0 Madagascar

46" 2ND HALF: Angola get the second half business underway
49" Madagascar are a better side as they look to reduce deficit. Their best move probably from the training ground sees three players dummy the same ball, but the final product is unconvincing
53" Diogenes Joao's left footer misses the upright as Angola are back in the hunt
58" Joao Afonso CAUTIONED for a dangerous two footed lunge
61" SUBSTITUTIONS- Angola throws in Mavambu Baptista for Diogenes Joao while Madagascar sends in Marc Welson in place of Nanja Hasina
65" CAUTION Rakatofazy Andriamirado receives a yellow for felling golden boy, Manuel Alfonso who has gone off the boil
69" SUBSTITUTION: Angola withdraws Pedro Carlos as Bruno Manuel checks in
70" With 20minutes on the clock, it has been a rather subdued second half as Angola have taken the foot of the gas with points a certainty
83" Hatrick hero, Oliviera is taken out for Delcio Bernardo
87" Number six refuses to come as the upright denies Mavambu Baptista who had raced cleared and beat the keeper but not the upright
90" GOAL, Madagascar finally get some consolation to make it Angola 5-1 Madagascar. Angelo Andreas scored from close range
FULL TIME: Angola thoroughly deserved their victory starting like a house on fire, and in the process bagging 5goals. However, they slowed down in the second half when it was clear the game was in the bag. Join me, Mqondisi Dube for our next match, Zimbabwe vs Swaziland at 7pm (local time)

04/12/2013 Zimbabwe vs Swaziland - Maseru 19:30pm Kick-Off

Zimbabwe line-up:

Donavan Benard, Wisdom Mutasa, Walter Musona, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Takudzwa Mahori, Pritchard Mpelele, Liberty Chakoroma, Munyaradzi Diro, Praise Tonha, Teenage Radebe

Subs: Carlos Rusere, Tatenda Mukuruva, Livingstone Genti, Jimmy Kanono, Mgcini Sibanda, Bret Abdul Amidu, Tinotenda Kadewere, Michael Ngwena, Emmaculate Mauna

Coach: Jairos Tapera

Swaziland line-up:

Sandile Gamedze, Ayanda Kunene, Xolane Magagula, Thami Dlamini, Mlamuli Nkambule, Gcinizwi Dlamini, Phila Mamba, Fezile Mbukwane, Mthunzi Mkhontfo, Banele Sikhondze, Mlingo Jele

Subs: Ndumiso Dlamini, Sabelo Shongwe, Thami Dlamini, Simphiwe Makhanya, Ciniso Shabangu, Sifiso Dlamini, Mfundo Bennett, Siyabonga Simelane, Colani Shiba

Coach: Musa Mamba

Officials- referee Ndzandzeka Thando (South Africa), Asst ref: Lesupi Puputla (Lesotho), Asst ref: Chalwe Amos (Zambia), Fourth official: Makhobalo Philip (Lesotho), Match Commissioner Langwenya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

Kick-off moved to 7:30pm, teams out on the pitch for national anthems

1"Swaziland in all white will get the game underway knowing anything short of victory will send them back home. Zimbabwe are attacking the northern end in their all green strip
4" Zimbabwe on the ascendancy early on, winning the first corner of the match in the process
6" Wisdom Mutasa drives Zimbabwe's first shot in anger over the bar
8" Zimbabwe wins a free kick right on the edge of the box, a routine meeting is converged before Walter Musona pumps his effort off target
10" GOAL: Walter Musona atones for the poor free kick with a header at the far post to thrust Zimbabwe ahead. 1-0.
16" Zimbabwe should have surged further ahead but Wisdom Mutasa and Pritchard Mpelele conspired to miss glaring opportunities in succession
25" Swazi keeper, Phila Mamba down injured after collecting a high ball from a corner
30" Walter Musona, young brother to Kaizer Chiefs striker, Knowledge, is the man to watch here with his swift movements in that advanced attacking midfield position
42" Free kick for Swaziland in a promising position but Zimbabwe clear
45" Swaziland make early substitution pulling out Fezile Mbukwane and sending in Sabelo Shongwe
45" Mlamuli Nkambule shoud have restored parity but shot tamely at Zimbabwe keeper, Donavan Benard
HALF TIME: Zimbabwe started brightly but the game has drifted in an out since that 10th minute goal from Walter Musona. As it stands, Swaziland will be eliminated unless if they conjure a fight back in the second half. Zimbabwe 1-0 Swaziland

46" Zimbabwe immediately on the attack as the second half resumes
55" Zimbabwe almost get a second as new substitute, Carlos Rusere who replaced Takudzwa Mahori a minute ago, ghosts in from the left side but is thwarted while at the opposite end the Swazi fire straight at the Zim keeper
60" Swaziland pull out Sandile Gamedze and replace him with Ciniso Shabangu
65" The game has degenerated into a damp squib although Swaziland seem to be making inroads, Zimbabwe responds by pulling out Wisdom Mutasa for Livingstone Genti
71" Injury forced stoppages are not helping the situation with the crowd in the eastern stand breaking into song and dance to add a bit of excitement
72" It seems a Zimbabwe player has sustained a serious injury as he remains down and the game has been stopped
77" Zimbabwe player being ferried to hospital with an unconfirmed injury play still to resume
78" Michael Ngwena to replace the injured Praise Tonha, as the ambulance leaves the pitch side
82" Carlos Rusere misses a sitter after being put through
87" Zimbabwe's Pritchard Mpelele should have scored but was denied by goalkeeper, Phila Mamba
88" Swazi keeper, Phila Mamba down injured, another stop
90+7" Brilliant football all round as Walter Musona's blistering drive is expertly turned around for a corner by Phila Mamba
90+9" Swazi keeper down again and the game stops
90+ 11 GOAL: Zimbabwe steal victory right at the death as Teenage Radebe pokes home to spark wild celebrations from the players- Swaziland officially eliminated
FULL TIME: It was probably the most boring affair seen at the Setsoto Stadium since the competition started yesterday. However Zimbabwe will care little as they are now assured of progress to the next round and so is Botswana, Swaziland return home. From me Mqondisi Dube at the Setsoto Stadium its good night

06/12/2013 Mozambique vs Madagascar - Mafeteng 11:00am Kick-Off

Mozambique line-up

Cesar Machava, Edson Almeida, Norberto Norberto, Alegre Traquino, Dercio Matimbe, Germinio Eduardo, Naftal Manjate, Osvaldo Sunde, Alexandre Guambe, Clesio Bauque (C ), Momede Talapa.

Coach: Augusto Matine


Mohamed Abasse Alain, Randriambololona Triory Mickael, Adrianantenaina Angelo Adreas, Andriamahasoa Deo Harder, Ravelomanantsoa Fabien Vorigidy, Anjara Marc Welson, Ramanoelina Kiady Hosana, Rabarijaona Tantely Avotriniaina, Ratsimbazafy Manda Hasina, Andrianaivosamimanana Safidiniana, Randrimandimby James.

Coach: Gilles Hugon

Referee: Magagula Wandile (Swaziland)
Assistant referee 1: Youssouf Ali (Comoros)
Assistant referee 2: Kambatuwa Edward (Malawi)
Fourth official: Heeralall Ahmad (Mauritius)
Match commissioner: Langewnya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

We are in Mafeteng today for match 8 of the Cosafa Under-20 competition where Mozambique will seek to better their 2008 achievement when they were the losing finalists to then hosts South Africa. Madagascar on the other hand will try to redeem themselves after a 5-0 demolition they suffered against Angola in the first match on Wednesday. The islanders go into this match as underdogs with this 5-0 defeat tag under their belt.

The teams are warming up.
Teams are out to the pitch for the pre-match singing of national anthems of the two countries.
Moment of silence is observed for Nelson Madela, the former South African president who died yesterday.
Our sincere condolences to the South Africans, Africans and all the global citizens for having lost this icon of humanity and justice.

Madagascar get us underway.
2' Mozambique exert an early pressure.
3' Madagascar have not seen much of the ball four minutes into the match.
5' Madagascar get the first feel of the Mozambican half.
7' Madagascar settling into the match with some calculated touches in thier opponents half.
8' Madagascar get the first corner but it is easy pickings for Cesar Machava.
10' Mozambique are having a lion's share of the posession in the first ten minutes of the match.
13' Mozambique come close but Madagascar clear in the first real chance of the match.
15' Hasina working overtime with Mozambique frequenting his area.
16' Fabien gets his freekick against the wall
17 Mozambique corner floated in by Germinio Eduardo but is cleared by the islanders.
22' Mozambique 0-0 Madagascar halfway through the first half.
23' Madagascar get a corner from James but is easily dealt with by Mozambique who immediately execute a counter attack with Clsio Baque's beatifully flighted cross wasted.
23' A fairly dull match. Less than what you would expect from the Mozambicans whose several players are fast streaming into that country's elite league.
29' Machava is troubled Alain Abasse shot but gets that fisted over the bar.
30' Half an hour gone in this match.
32' Eduardo looks confortable exploiting the space of the left flank and could cause trouble for the islanders if not closely checked.
35' Mozambique have not quite made use of the pressure they have had over the islanders and might live to regret the chances they have had, which clearly lacked cutting edge.
35' Goal! Dercio Matimbe sides-foot from close range to give Mozambique the lead from a rebound after a nicely headed ball from Clesio Bauque.
38' Mozambique miss a corner.
40' Another missed opportunity for Mozambique after an industrious Bouque crosses but Eduardo misses.
43' Another corner kick for Mozambique but Madagascar will not allow then to convert another chance.
45' GOAL! Fabien hands the ball in the box and is causioned by the referee who points to the spot and Clesio Baque blasts it into the back of the net.
Swazi referee blows for half time.

46' Madagascar substitution: Razamahaleo Theodor for Mohamed Abasse Alain
46' Mozambique get the proceedings underway.
47' Madagascar will rue the rare chances they are having.
48' Bauque is make some deliciouys crosses for the wasteful Mozambican side who are struggling to increase their lead while Hasina is being worked overtime.
52' Hasina is shown the yellow card for a dangerous play on Eduardo.
52' Second penalty for Mozambique but Hasina makes an excellent save to deny Mozambique the lead.
59' Naftal Manjate is recieving medical attention.
59' Madagascar substitution: Assane Paulino in for Mayoub Fazel.
62' Goal! Bauque completes his brace when he beat Hasina for Mozambique's third.
67' Mozambique keep possession.
67' Alexandre Guambe hits the cross-bar. Mozambique need to take these chances seriously as goals will matter in the end for each group in this tournament.
70' Madagascar substitution:Razafimanantsoa Iarivo Baggio in for Andriamahasoa deo Harder
72' Mozambique slowing down the pace of the game further following a confortable lead.
73' Guambe makes a nuisance of himslef in the Madagasacr half but Hasina has not given up the fight yet.
75' Mozambique substitution: Alegre Traquino makes way for Jorge Muianga
78' Clesio Baque miskicks facing the keeper.
79' Goal! Substitute Luis Miquissone increases the lead for Mozambique.
80' Goal! Norberto Norberto makes it five after a cross from Alenxandre Guambe
83' Goal! Clesio Bauque makes amends for a missed penalty when he completes his hat-trick from a close range following a cross.
83' 6-0 Madagascar. Mozambique raising thei hand for this tournament and sending a clear message of their intentions.
90' Two minutes to be added by the Swazi referee.
91' Yellow card for Andrianaivosamimanana Safidiniana following his dangerous play on Clesio Bauque who is being stretched off the pitch.

Wandile Magagula blows for full-time and it is Mozambique 6-0 Madagascar. Clesio Bauque should recieve the match of the match award after receiving medical attention.

06/12/2013 Comoros vs Mauritius - Mafateng 14:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon and welcome to a bright and sunny Mafeteng Stadium for our second match today, a Group A encounter featuring Comoros, on one point and pointless Mauritius. Pre-match formalities underway, with kick off at 2pm. Line-ups coming shortly. I am your host Mqondisi Dube.

Comoros line-up:

Mohamed Chabane, Ali Omar, Salim Ali, Ali Faidine, Salim Msadie, Islah Mmadi, Fayard Mohamed, Idriss Abdallah, Ben Roissoul, Athouman Alhadhur, Said Soilhi
Subs: Halidane Bouldane, Mohamed Soilhi, Maenrifa Yassem, Fofana Hassiraon, Zarouki Youssouf, Abdillah Moindjie, Nabsi Salifou Nadhoini
Coach: Ali Fracois

Mauritius line-up:

Yoan Francois, Jason Pierre, Jason Lejuste, Louis Legrand, Louis Citorah, Christopher Louis, Jensely Beaguer, Jean Augustin, Adrien Botlar, Louis Aneal Pavin, Teddy Sammy
Subs: Vashish Ramma, Ridge Paulin, Jeremy Laretif, Bryan Collard, Denovan Berdelais, Kervin Gael Deise
Coach: Alain Jules

We are underway here in Mafeteng and could Mauritius be the third team to pack and go this afternoon? Swaziland are already near Mbabane while Madagascar have booked the next flight after their elimination early today.

A moment of silence was observed for global icon, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who passed on last night. May His Soul Rest In Peace and his ideals and in particular his love of sport carry the continent through.

6" Comoros earn a corner as they attack the goal to the south while the Mauritians are playing cautiously as an early goal might set them on theiir way home.
8" Fans are swelling in the stands as they prepare for a do-r-die encounter featuring the hosts against Kenya later this afternoon.
10" The crowd still waiting for the first real opportunity of the game as the two teams are very cautious
12" Jason Pierre cautioned for a foul on Idriss Abdallah
13" the resultant free kick almost turned in by a Mauritian defender
14" Just 15minutes gone and both teams have committed 7 fouls
18" Adrien Botlar finds the side net from close range as Mauritius are on the attack
20" 20 forgettable minutes have flown by without much to choose from these teams
21" Comoros fluff an opportunity from a corner kick, their third of the match
24" Comoros commit the 11th foul of the match thus far
25" Islah Mmadi fires wide from range
28" Salim Msadie fouled and Derek Louis receives a yellow as the foul count keeps rising
29" Athouman Alhadhur's attempt to pick a team mate ends up troubling Mauritian keeper, Yoan Francois
36" Adrien Botlar dragges effort wide for only the game's third shot (off target), while only two have been on target
39" A brilliant through ball from Comoros almost creates an opportunity but the ball rolls wide
42" Salim Ali gets a yellow card for dangerous play
44" Free kick in a promising position for Comoros but Athouman Alhadhur's effort is cleared
HALF TIME 0-0, nothing to write home about in a dull affair between two nations considered the weakest in Group A, join us in 15minutes

46" Teams back for the second half and fans will hope for a better second half
51" RED CARD The game's first talking point, Mauritius reduced to 10men after Jason Pierre receives his second caution for a foul on the most kicked player on the pitch, Idriss Abdallah
54" Ridge Paulin prepares to come in as Mauritius react to the dismissal
55" Pualin checks in as Jensley Beaguer checks out for Mauritius
57" Great tackle from Ali Omar to stop Louis Pavin, there was no margin for error and Omar got it right. Credit to the referee who was not carried away to award a penalty to Mauritius
60" An hour gone and the red card to Mauritius surprisingly seem to have given them the required impetus as they frequent the Comoros goal area
61" Zarouki Youssouf withdrawn and his place taken by Maenfira Yassem
63" Bryan Collard replaces Jason Lejuste for Mauritius, with hopes that the changes might change complexion of the game
64" And right away there is excitement as Mauritius find the net but a handball was spotted before the goal, and it is rightly disallowed
65" 25minutes left and the teams are unrelenting in dishing mediocre football as Louis Citorah sends a goal kick into the touch line without an aota of pressure or remorse
75" Asst referee curbs the excitement after Comoros thought they had found an opener but it was flagged offside
78" Denovan Bordelais goes in to replace Christophe Louis as the game towards a boring draw
81" Ben Roissoul receives a yellow after ploughing into the back of a Mauritian player
85" With five minutes left, it does not look like there will be a winner, both teams have committed 32 fouls and more than 10 offsides, in a match that refuses to match the high Mafeteng temperatures
88" Something that raises the fans' voice comes from off the pitch as their local side emerge for the warm up in preparation for the Kenya game that follows at 4:30pm
FULL TIME: The only positive for the fans was the referee's final whistle which means the crunch tie between home side, Lesotho and Kenya is drawing closer. It is a match which they hope to use as a 'wash down' following the poorly cooked display between Comoros and Mauritius. Both sides are heading for the exit, while Lesotho might bomb out if they fail to get a result against Kenya. Mauritius out while only mathematics keep Comoros interested. Comoros' Salim Msadie voted man-of-the-match in what was an ardous task for selectors. Mauritius 0-0 Comoros.

06/12/2013 Lesotho vs Kenya - Mafeteng 16:30pm Kick-Off

Match 9 of the COSAFA Under-20 Competition in Mafeteng.

Lesotho line-up

Thabiso Lichaba, Nkesi Rankhasa, Mafa Moremoholo, Lepolesa tekane, Malefane Seriti, Mohau Rammoneng, Leboho Lekhooa, Hlompho Kalake, Jane Thabantso, Tumelo Khutlang, Tokelo Majoro
Coach: Moses Maliehe

Kenya line-up

Peter Odhiambo, Collins Shivachi, Meja Sammy, Geoffrey Shiveka, Marvin Onyango, Jackson Macharia, Tinothy Otieno, Nairuka John, Patilla Omotto, Timonah Wanyonyi, Kamura Robinson
Coach: John Kamau

Referee: Mositwane Tirelo (Botswana)
Assistant referee 1: Cassinda Rosario (Angola)
Assistant referee 2: Shikongo Aneas (Namibia)
Fourth official: Phuthego Omphile (Botswana)
Match commissioner: Kafatia Charles (Malawi)

Hosts Lesotho come to this match after a wasteful 2-2 draw against The Comoros while Kenya takes to the field on the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Mauritius. Lesotho bring a slightly unchanged team from their first match against The Comoros at the Setsoto Stadium with Bokang Sello not on the match-day squad while Kenya has Vincent Omumbo on the bench for this fixture. Guests Kenya made their intentions clear with that Mauritius thrashing and this promises to be a high-tempo match with group A table-toppers Kenya wanting to cement their place at the top. Lesotho on the other hand are intent on staying in the tournament and will surely want to burry away any chances they create in this match after a wasteful outing in the first match.

Local fans trickling in the Mafeteng stadium for a hugely anticipated match.
Teams line up for the pre-match rituals.
Both teams adopt a more attacking 4-3-3 formations.
Moment of silence for departed former South African president Nelson Mandela is observed.
May his soul rest in ertenal peace

Kenya kick off the proceedings here in Mafeteng
1' Lesothho get the first chance when Teboho Lekhooa fluffs over the bar after a good play for Lesotho.
2' Lesotho asking early questions in this match.
4' Kenya prefer a rather slow build-up from the back and seem not in a harry.
4' Kenya get their first chance of the match when Timonah Wanyonyi makes a heavy ball through on goal.
8' Kenya settling in and possession stakes tilting on the guests way.
10' Ten minutes into the match and still 0-0 here in Mafeteng.
12' Tumelo Khutlang is whistled offside in another attack for the hosts.
13' Kenya keep the possession deep in their half.
18' Tumelo Khutlang making a nuisance of himself in the Kenyan half.
21' Collins Shivachi sends a rasping shot but misses from a distance.
22' Jane Thabantso's deeping header narrowly misses bu inches.
26' Goal! Timonah Wanyonyi scores from a poorly parried ball from Thabiso Lichaba to put Kenya in the lead.
28' John Nairuka is shown a yellow card for a foul on Tokelo Majoro
30' Half-hour mark and Kenya make easy pickings from Lesotho's attacks.
34' Almost a full capacity here in Mafeteng stadium.
36' Kenya will be content with the scoreline going into the break.
38' Hlompho Kalake misses with a careless shot from the right from a Lesotho cross.
39' Peter Odhiambo flumbles in goal but recovers in time to make a save from Tumelo Khutlang.
41' Kenya look a more confortable side on the ball than Lesotho.
Half time with Kenya in the lead here in Mafeteng. Lesotho 0-1 Kenya

46' Lesotho subtitution: Tokelo Majoro out for Lesoetsa Morapeli.
46' Lesotho get the second half underway and Nkesi Rankhasa's ball is collected on the goalline by the Kenyan keeper after a bright start for Lesotho.
48' Yellow card for Mafa Moremoholo.
48' Marvin Onyango receiving medical attention.
54' Teboho Lekhooa recieves a yellow card.
59' Lesotho look to have recharged batteries of their passing, attacking football in this half.
60' Goal! Tumelo Khutlang unleashes a scotcher into the back of the net on the hour mark.
65' Lesotho camp in the Kenyan half as they continue their offensive exploits.
70' 20 minutes to go in this match with Lesotho enjoying the possession of the ball.
73' Kenya get a corner after a brief spell in the Lesotho half but Omotto receives the ball unmarked on the far side but he misses.
75' Kenya asking questions.
78' Kenya substitution: Marvin Onyango out for Vincent Odongo.
79' Lesotho make patient build ups.
80' Lesotho substitution: Hlompho Kalake makes way for John Mohai.
83' Kenya subtitution: Tinothy Otieno makes way for Enock Agwanda.
83' Lesotho 1-1 Kenya as we head into the last five minutes in Mafeteng.
87' Tumelo Khutlang is fouled ouside the box by Patilla Omotto. Lesotho get a free kick.
87' Jane Thabantso takes a poor free kick.
89' Tumelo Khutlang gets a yellow card from the Botswana referee
90' Kenya subtitution: Vincent Omumbo replaces Collins Shivachi.
91' Mohau Rammoneng comes so close to increasing the lead with a low shot but is inches wide.
Referee blows for a full time. This leaves Kenya on four points at the top of group A table while Lesotho get their second draw in this tournament. Lesotho need to win by more than four goals without conceding while they expect Kenya to lose by a margin of goals.

Lesotho's Mohau Rammoneng is the man of the match.

07/12/2013 Botswana vs Zimbabwe - Mafeteng 14:00pm Kick-Off

Welcome to Mafeteng Stadium for our live coverage of two matches the first is between Zimbabwe and Botswana at 2pm while Namibia and Seychelles clash at 4:30pm. It is partly cloud with a chance of a mid-afternoon shower.

Botswana leads the group on goal difference with 3points after beating eliminated Swaziland 2-0 in the first game, while Zimbabwe needed a last gasp goal to win 2-1 against the Swazis. Botswana need at least a draw to make sure of top spot while Zimbabwe are looking for an out right win. The winner of the Group will face the loser of the Angola vs Mozambique match, while the runners up, will face the winner of the all-Portuguese affair.

Zimbabwe line-up:

Carlos Rusere, Donovan Benard, Wisdom Mutasa, Walter Musona, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tafadzwa Kutinye, Jimmy Kanono, Mgcini Sibanda, Liberty Chakoroma, Munyaradzi Diro, Teenage Radebe
Subs: Tatenda Mukuruva, Livingstone Genti, Takudzwa Mahori, Bret Abdul Amidu, Tinotenda Kadewere, Pritchard Mpelele, Michael Ngwena, Emmaculate Mauna.Praise Tonha who suffered a concussion against Swaziland has been ruled out for the remainder of the tournament.

Botswana line-up:

Keagile Kgosipula, Thato Kebue, Andrew Makopo, Entle Bakwena, Kgosietsile Shadreck, Mpho Kgaswane, Ogomoditse Bauleni, Thatayaone Ramatlapeng, Eric Molefi, Lebogang Ditsele, Unobatsha Mbaiwa
Subs: Neo Kenalemang, Daniel Kedidimetse, Bogosi Kaekwe, Keorapetse Seloiso, Allen Ndodole, Kabelano Mooketsane, Tumisang Orebony, Obonye Maome, Mathews Moruti

Head coach - Botswana- Innocent Morapedi
Head coach- Zimbabwe- Jairos Tapera

Match officials- Referee: Makhobalo Phillip (Lesotho) Asst ref: Cassindo Rosario (Angola), Asst ref: Shikongo Eneas (Namibia) Fourth official Heeralall Ahmad (Mauritius) Match commissioner: Langwenya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

Both teams have opted for an attacking formation with Zimbabwe going for the 4-3-3 while Botswana will use the 4-4-2 system
Zimbabwe in green shorts and shirts with a touch of gold, while Botswana in their usual blue and black, with a white strip
Pre match formalities under way with the Botswana national anthem first followed by Zimbabwe's
Moment of silence being observed for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela
We are ready for kick-off and to take you through the 90minutes is your host, MQONDISI DUBE

1" Botswana kicks off but its a false start....
1"Off we go this time everything is ok, with Botswana attacking the southern end goal post.
2" Zimbabwe doing the early attacking and have already been caught offside
8" Wisdom Mutasa receives the match's frst yellow card after adjudged to have used his elbow on Botswana's Ogomoditse Bauleni
10" It is still 0-0 without much in terms of goal mouth action
12" Zimbabwe's corner cleared as the Zimbabweans look to suffocate their neighbours early on
13" Carlos Rusere pumps a difficult cross which eludes his team mates, an opportunity lost
14" Zimbabwe's Tafadzwa Kitunyu drives his effort wide from a promising position
21" Botswana goalkeeper, Keeagile Kgosipula saves comfortably from a header
25" Zimbabwe keeps probing but not finding the gaps as Botswana is content to sit back
26" Statistics show that Zimbabwe has seen 63percent of the ball compared to Botswana's 37%
27" Kgosipula denies Tafadzwa Kutinyu as Zimbabwe are relentless
28" Botswana completely not in the game as another deflected shot is saved by Kgosipula
30" Botswana desperately scramble out the ball as Zimbabwe sniff the opener
32" GOAL, and the pressure finally produces the goal it has so much threatened as Carlos Rusere turns sweetly in the box before firing home with his left foot. Zimbabwe 1-0 Botswana
34" Ogomoditse Bauleni fires way over the bar in frustration as Zimbabwe keep a tight stranglehold on the game
35" Botswana emerge from their shells but their effort is cleared
36" Zimbabwe striker, Mgcini Sibanda peels away from his opponent before stinging Kgosipula with a shot that is beaten away for a corner
38" Statistics show that Zimbabwe has committed 9 fouls against Botswana's 1, evidence they are not prepared to let their opponent play
39" Zimbabwe causes confusion again in the box before winning a free kick just outside, but the effort is wasted, actually it would have been a brilliant rugby effort
41" Wisdom Mutasa shows no wisdom as he fires wide after Walter Musona skins his marker on the right before putting a sumptous ball to Mutasa who has all the time to control but inexcusably, drills wide
42" Zimbabwe should have bagged a hatful but have been wasteful as Tafadzwa Kutinyu drags his effort from close range wide
43" Botswana coach, Innocent Morapedi has seen enough and cant wait until half time as he throws in Mathews Moruti in attack for Eric Molefi
45+2" Tafadzwa Kutinyu down injured
HALF TIME: Zimbabwe has strangled Botswana from the onset and refused to loosen grip and could have gone to the breather with a comfortable lead after fluffing good scoring opportunities. The wings have done the trick for Zimbabwe as Carlos Rusere and skilful Walter Musona have done the damage. Zimbabwe 1-0 Botswana. Join us in 15minutes

46" Second half starts and Zimbabwe right away on the attack
48" Botswana conceeds a free kick in a dangerous position but Wisdom Mutasa fires straight at goalkeeper, Kgosipula
50" Thato Kebue ploughs into Walter Musona and a free kick is awarded on the edge of the box, although Botswana will feel hard done by referee Philip Makhobalo as Kebue seemed to have got a large chunk of the ball
51" Ronald Pfumbidzai lines up to take the free kick, but blasts against the wall
54" Botswana still struggling to get back into the game as chances are still far and wide
56" GOAL Zimbabwe surge further ahead as Liberty Chakoroma rises above a static Botswana defence to plant the ball home from a lifted Walter Musona corner
57" Zimbabwe immediately make a change as they introduce Livingstone Genti for Wisdom Mutasa
60" Zimbabwe keep coming as Tafadzwa Kutinyu's volley whistles just wide of Kgosipula's goal
61" Zimbabwe take corner kick number 6 while Botswana has none, but this time the ball goes out for a goal kick
66" GOAL, the demolition job continues unabated as Zimbabwe's star player, Walter Musona scores his side's third through a brilliant free kick. Musona, probably being rested has been immediately pulled out for Bret Amidu
71" Yellow card for Thato Kebue for rough play
73" Botswana withdraws Mpho Kgaswane for Tumisang Orebonye while at the other end Mgcini Sibanda is offside after narrowly going close
75" Botswana goes close with Thatayaone Ramatlapeng's free kick as Dovan Benard goes down to save and Zimbabwe scramble to clear; Mathews Moruti tries from afar as his side looks for the consolation
76" Tumisang Orebonye should have given his side the consolation as his free header is weak and saved well. Botswana are trying hard to get something in the closing stages
81" With the game in the bag, Zimbabwe pulls out goal scorer, Carlos Rusere and Emmaculate Mauna checks in
83" Zimbabwe inches from increasing their lead but the ball bumps across the face of goal and rolls out
84" Emmaculate Mauna shows immaculate touches to get past his marker but is thwarted by Keeagile Kgosipula in goals
84 Mathews Moruti blasts over from range as that consolation goal refuses to come
86" Zimbabwe should have further compounded Botswana's misery but Mgcini Sibanda defended, instead of pushing in, a goal bound effort
89" Yellow card for Liberty Chakoroma as Botswana bring in Kabelano Mooketsane for Unobatsha Mbaiwa
THREE MINUTES ADDED ON, and Zimbabwe still want more goals
FULL TIME, Zimbabwe thoroughly deserved their victory and suffocated Botswana throughout which means they finish top with 6points while Botswana finish second. Botswana was never in the game. Zimbabwe 3-0 Botswana

07/12/2013 Namibia vs Seychelles - Mafeteng 16:30pm Kick-Off

Welcome to our second and last fixture of the day in Mafeteng featuring Group C teams, Namibia on one point and Seychelles who suffered a 4-0 loss at the hands of South Africa in the opening match. You are with me, MQONDISI DUBE for a game in which the Namibians, led by former Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper, Ronnie Kanalelo are favoured to win.

Namibia line-up:

Glen Kamutjete, Marius Kotze, BrandonGaogoseb, Salom Pamp, Enrico Hoebeb, Ivan Kamberipa, Gerland Kaengurova, Nathan Gideon, Terdius Uiseb, Edward Maova, Innocent Tembo
Subs: Simaneka Kambungu, Isensuus Mutuku, Esko Kavel, Ananias Nakambuli, Marco Somseb, Mcbride Ndjavera, Ambrosius Amseb, Donovan Gainub, Wendell Rudath Coach: Fillemon Ronny Kanalelo

Seychelles Lineup

Keren Sinon, Colin Bibi, Travis Jerome, Laurent Vel, Andrew Onezia, Ian Ah-Kong, Aldo Dufrene, Joshua Adeline, Stan Franchette, Dieter Constance, Waren Mellie
Subs: Dawind Rosette, Don Franchette, Ryan Marcel, Danny Madelene, Marcus Cedras, Mariot Mathiot, Hubert Jean, Evans Adrienne
Coach: Jan Mak


Referee: Heeralall Ahmad (Mauritius), Asst ref: Lesupi Puputla (Lesotho), Asst ref: Saimone Olivia (Mozambique), Fourth official: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana), Match Commissioner: Langwenya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

Like all other games since yesterdaY, a moment of silence for former South African president, Nelson Mandela

1" Match is under way with Namibia in all red while Seychelles in white
1" Laurent Vel goes down after an awkward fall following a knock to the head, but he appears fine
5" Namibia with the upper hand in the early exchanges as they seek to better their 2010 finish where they reached the final
6" Seychelles' Dieter Constance cautioned for rough play
10" Salom Pamp almost slices past his keeper in a bid to clear a dangerous Seychelles ball
13" Terdius Uiseb pulls wide from a promising position for Namibia
14" Seychelles get first corner but Nambian goalkeeper, Edward Maova collects
20" Still 0-0 although Namibia holds the upper hand
22" Freekick for Namibia in a promising position, just on the edge of the box. but Marias Kotze send his effort into the stands
25" Terdius Uiseb very close to giving Nambia the lead with a chip that goes agonisingly wide
30" GOAL, Seychelles stun Namibia with Dieter Constance taking advantage of poor marking to stab home from within the box. Namibia 0-1 Seychelles
32" Seychelles win a corner as they enjoy a rare purple patch
40" Namibia still struggling to make in roads as Seychelles hold firm
HALF TIME: After holding Namibia in the first game, Namibia are surprisingly struggling against Seychelles and will look to correct matters in the second half. Seychelles 1-0 Namibia. Join us in 15minutes

46" Second half resumes with fans hoping for a better show as the first half was hardly inspiring
48" Seychelles on the attack through a corner but Namibia clears
51" Colin Bibi receives a yellow card for time wasting
53" Aldo Dufreine could have done better for Seychelles but skied his effort from the right
54" Namibia has the ball in the back of the net but the effort is ruled offside
60" Wendall Rudath replaces Glan Kamutjete but immediately get a yellow card for rough play
63" Namibian captain, Innocent Tembo hacks down Luarent Vel to give Seychelles a scoring opportunity which is somehow missed
71" Stan Franchete booked for rough play
77" Seychelles bring in Hurbet Jean for Laurent Vel as they seek to defend their slender lead
79" Substitute Aldo Dufrene pleases the crowd with some ball juggling
87" GOAL, Namibia grabs the eqauliser through Brandon Goagoseb who curls in a beauty from a set peice
89" GOAL Namibia's smash and grab sees them take a 2-1 lead right at the death with Ambrosius Amseb scoring at the death. Namibia 2-1 Seychelles
FULL TIME: Namibia steal victory at the death to confirm Seychelles' elimination from the tournament while the Namibians move to four points. It was a dull encounter right up to the moment Namibia equaliser and then scored a dramatic winner right at the end. Namibia 2-1 Seychelles

07/12/2013 Zambia vs South Africa - Maseru 17:00pm Kick-Off

Match 13 of the COSAFA Under Competition

Zambia line-up

Mangani Banda, Benedict Chepesi, Boyd Mkandawire, Simon Tembo, Godgrey Ngwenya, Ronald Chibwe, Alex Mwamba, Lubambo Musonda, Spencer Sautu, Dave Daka, Solomon Sakala

Coach Osward Mutapa

South Africa line-up

Jody February, Kabelo Seriba, Ayabulela Magqwaka, Rivaldo Coetzee, Pule Maraisane, Siyanda Ngubo, Nhlankanipho Ntuli, Fagrie Lakay, Tlotlo Leepile, Tebogo Moerane, Siphelele Luthuli

Coach: Emphraim Mashaba

Referee: Musundire Nomore (Zimbabwe)
Assistant referee 1: Youssouf Ali (Comoros)
Assistant referee 2: Phats'oane Souru (Lesotho)
Fourth official: Magagula Wandile (Swaziland)
Match commissioner: Mphele Dintle (Botswana)

Champions Zambia come to this match after a frustrating 1-1 draw against lowly Namibia while South Africa take to the field on the back of a 4-0 thrashing of the Seychelles in the first match. Both sides have won this tournament and each will want to out-do the other to showcase their football prowess in the region.
Both teams start with a rather cautious approach, knocking the ball in the middle of the part instead.

'5 Zambia get the first chance the match when Lubambo Musonda crosses for Ronald Chibwe whose weak shot is easily pecked by Jody February.
Nhlankanipho Ntuli is having a lively outing here while brace hero in South Africa's first match is having a quiet afternoon.

Few chances for both sides in this first half. Zambia 0-0 South Africa.

Local fans rooting for neiboughbors South Africa, probably sharing the grief following the loss of Nelson Madela.

46' Zambia get the second half underway.
48' Siphelele Luthuli gets shelfish and decides to shoot wide intead of crossing for waiting Nhlankanipho Ntuli.
50' Siyanda Ngubo is cautioned by the referee after a dangerous play.
55' South Africa look the more offensive side, with possession stakes on their side.
58' Goal! Nhlankanipho Ntuli puts South Africa ahead with a well-taken shot from just outside the box.
62' Zambia double substitution: Dave ddaka out for Patson Daka and Lubambo Musonda out for Langson Mbewe.
67' South Africa substitution: Madisha Motjeka in for Fegrie Lakay.
67' Lakay has been quite poor in this match with fans calling for his substitution.
70' South Africans are keeping the Zambians on the backfoot. But not many chances are created with Zambia winning back possesion deep in their half.
75' Zambia substitution: Solomon Sakala out for Mofya Lwandamina
80' Ronald Chabwe is shown the red card for a dangerous play. Zambia now down to ten men.
85' Zambia are under pressure from Ntuli who is causing havoc for their back four.
90' Referee's optional time now with Zambia showing no sense of urgency.
93' Full time! Zambia 0-1 South Africa. South Africans now sit on six points and should prevail in this group.

07/12/2013 Angola vs Mozambique - Maseru 19:00pm Kick-Off

Angola line-up

Nsianfumu Afonso, Joao Afonso, Antonio Nzayinawo, Sebastiao Lumeca, Eddie Afonso, Carlos do Carmo, Joao de Oliveira, Manuel Afonso, Diogenes Joao, Pedro Carlos, Herenilson do Carmo.

Coach: Nzuzi Andre

Mozambique line-up

Cesar Machava, Edson Almeida, Norberto Norberto, Alegre Traquino, Dercio Matimbe, Luis Miiquissone, Germinio Eduardo, Osvaldo Sunde, Alexandre Guambe, Clesio Bauque, Momede Talapa

Coach: Augosto Matine

Referee: Phutheo Omphile (Botswana)
Assistant referee 1: Mapoho Mapoho
Assistant referee 2: Kambatuwa Edward (Malawi)
Fourth official: Ndzandzeka Thando (South Africa)
Match commissioner: Mphele Dintle (Botswana)

The two Portuguese-speaking sides go into this match with rivalry underlined. Both sides recorded huge victories in their respective first matches against their island opponents. The side that wins this fixture will become favirites to progress to the next round.
Moment of silence observed for departed Nelson Mandela.

Mozambique will get the first half underway.
2' Goal! Manuel Afonso draws the first blood for Angola in only their first attempt on goal.
5' Open play for both sides.
9' Mozambique are on the backfoot early on and are careful not to concede any further from dangerman Manuel Afonso.
10' Goal! Mozambique score through Luis Miquissone following hesitation by Nsianfumu Afonso during a goalmouth melee.
13' Mozambique's confidence growing with the match as they apply pressure to the Angolans.
17' Corner for Angola is wasted as both sides attack from end to end.
20' Scorer Manuel Afonso is denied by Cesar Machava after being sent through by Eddie Afonso.
24' Joao de Oliveira misses the target with a lobbed ball from the right for a side-netting.
30' Lively match here at setsoto stadium as we head to the half-hour mark.
32' Mozambique have grown in confidence and are having a larger chunk of the possession.
38' Manuel Afonso is proving too much to handle for the Mozambicans.
Still Angola 1-1 Mozambique going to the half time whistle.
45'+1 Referee blows for half time.

Second half in Maseru with Mozambique of the offensive.

51' Luis Miquissone is shown a yellow card for diving in the Angolan box.
53' Herenilson do Cormo is yellow-carded for simulation
56' Joao de Oliveira's overhead kick goes wide. He has proven handful for the Mozambicans so far.
59' Triple substitution for Mozambique: Dercio Matimbe, Edson Almeida and Alexandre Guambe out for Daniel Mutambe, Elias Licuco and Joaquim Victor.
63' Nasty scenes of dangerous play seen here at Setsoto.
70' Angola substitution: Diogenes Joao makes way for Joao Capemba.
75' Goal! Manuel Afonso completes a brace with a taken goal after breaking away through the middle to dribble the Mozambican goalkeeper before he rolls in a low shot, much against the run of play.
81' Angola 2-1 Mozambique
84' Goal! Joao de Oliveira gets on the score sheet after another defensive lapse by the Mozambican defence to make it three. Angola have been very effective offensively seeing that Mozambique have created more chances than them.
90' Angola showboating on the with ball and trying to keep as much possession as possible heading to the full time whistle.
90+1 Angola substitution: Moises Calepi replaces Joao de Oliveira

The Botswana referee blows for full time. Angola take another set of maximum points in this group. They look favourites to go through.
Full time: Angola 3-1 Mozambique

09/12/2013 Angola vs Botswana - Mafeteng 14:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon and welcome to a cloudy Mafeteng Stadium where early morning rains pounded the pitch which is expected to be slippery. The playing surface is not at its best with brown patches all over. We have two games here today, favourites Angola play Botswana to determine the other spot for the semi final while at 5pm, Kenya play Comoros. Kenya must win to ensure their spot in the semi final as a loss would potential hand the hosts, Lesotho a berth. I am you host, MQONDISI DUBE

Angola line-up:

Nsianfumu Afonso, Antonio Nzayinawo, Endson Ngongue, Eddie Afonso, Carlos do Carmo, Joao Oliveira, Manuel Afonso, Diogenes Joao, Pedro Carlos, Bruno Manuel, Mavambu Baptista
Subs: Joao Afonso, Moises Moma, Sebastiao Lumeca, Jorge Miguel, Herenilson do Carmo, Moises Calepi, Helder Alberto, Joao Capemba, Delcio Bernardo
Coach: Nzuzi Andre

Botswana line-up:

Keeagile Kgosipula, Thato Kebue, Bogosi Kaekwe, Kgosietsile Shadreck, Mpho Kgaswane, Ogomoditse Bauleni, Eric Molefi, Keorapetse Seloiso, Allen Ndodole, Unobatsha Mbaiwa, Obonye Maome
Subs: Neo Kenalemang, Daniel Kedidimetse, Andrew Makopo, Entle Bakwena, Thatayaone Ramatlapeng, Kabelano Mooketsane, Tumisang Orebonye, Lebogang Ditsele, Mathews Moruti
Coach: Innocent Morapedi

Referee: Ndzandzeka Thando (South Africa),
Asst ref: Amos Chalwe (Zambia),
Asst ref: Ali Yossouf (Comoros),
Fourth official: Ahmad Heeralall (Mauritius),
Match commissioner: Kafatia Charles (Malawi)

We are five minutes away from kick-off and the teams are out for the national anthems
Minute of silence observed for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela
1" Botswana kick-off, attacking the southern goal post. Botswana is wearing an all white kit while Angola are in their familiar red tops and black shorts
2" It will be interesting to see how Angola copes on this bumpy surface as its their first time to play in Mafeteng while Botswana played here on Saturday and were pummelled 3-0 by Zimbabwe
3" Strong challenge from Ogomoditse Bauleni on Diogenes Jaoa
10" Both teams are playing cautiously, Angola's Carlos Do Carmo has been cautioned for the game's first yellow
13" Angola players falling all over, probably evidence that they are not used to the pitch
14" Kgosietsile Shadreck drives from range but the ball dips just over
15" Diogenes Joao fires in anger at the other end and the result is a ball flying away to the terraces
17" Botswana a changed side from the one that faced Zimbabwe as they appear confident and keen to attack their feared opponents
19" GOAL. Against the run of play, the dangerous Manuel Afonso pushes his side ahead after sweeping the ball home from inside the box. Angola 1-0 Botswana
20" Afonso is now the tournament's leading goal scorer with 5goals, and is always a crowd favourite with his trickery
25" Botswana goes close with Keorapetse Seloiso's header
25" Mavambu Baptista's angled drive flies away for a goal kick
29" Botswana almost punishes Angolan goalkeeper, Nsianfumu Afonso's failure to gather clean but the glove man recovers to collect at the second attempt
33" Early substitution for Botswana as coach, Innocent Morapedi takes out Mpho Kgaswane for Thatayaone Ramatlapeng
35" Obonye Maome tests Nsianfumu Afonso with a long range shot and the Angola keeper is up to the task
37" Botswana keeps knocking and a reward does not look far off
40" GOAL. And the reward arrives with five minutes before the break as substitute Thatayaone Ramatlapeng drills home after some fine inter play. Angola 1-1 Botswana
41" Opportunity for Botswana to take lead into the break with free kick at the edge of the box, but Eric Molefi's effort is scrambled out for a corner
43" Sensing blood, Botswana has camped in Angola's half looking for a second
44" Allen Ndodole, who is having a good game blasts over as Botswana turn the screws
45" Against the run of play, again Angola almost take the lead as Antonio Nzayinawo misses an open goal as he spoons his header above
45 + 1" Unobatsha Mbaiwa's free kick flies just over
HALF TIME: Botswana look a changed outfit as they have forced the favourites to backpedal for much of the half and are unlucky to go to the break with scores level. Angola are not playing their usual game, actually they have switched off and Botswana is smelling blood. Angola 1-1 Botswana

46" Botswana tees off as they seek to upset Angola in this match to determine the team that will proceed to the semi finals
49" PENALTY, Botswana is awarded a penalty and have the chance to go 2-1 up after Ramatlapeng is shoved from behind by Nzayinawo
50" GOAL. A well taken Unobatsha Mbaiwa's penalty thrusts Botswana into the lead. Nzayinawo booked for the foul which resulted in the penalty. Botswana 2-1 Angola
52" Keorapetse Seloiso receiving treatment on the sideline
59" Angola emerge from their shell as they start attacking Botswana, COSAFA has just clarified that this is not a knock out match but points will be garnered and as it stands Angola and Zimbabwe will go through from the two groups
68" Bruno Manuel and Allen Ndodole clash dangerously with Manuel coming out worst
73" GOAL. A defensive blunder brings Angola back into the game as Mavambu Baptista blasts home after the Botswana defence head the ball back into play from a corner. Angola 2-2 Botswana
77" The dangerous Oliviera falls to give his side the lead from a good position, then heads just wide from the resultant corner kick
77" Angola looking dangerous at this stage and a safe bet for a second
86" Thato Kebue stops as certain Angola goal with a sliding tackle as Baptista had fired from close range
FULL TIME: Angola through to the semi final, they did not play their usual game, probably aware that qualification to the next stage had been secured.Carmo voted man-of-the match. Botswana will go out with their heads high after an improved display

09/12/2013 Mozambique vs Zimbabwe - Maseru 14:00pm Kick-Off

Mozambique line-up

Assane Paulino, Edson Almeida, Norberto Noberto, Alegre Traquino, Dercio Matimbe, Naftal Manjate, Jose Silva Junior, Asvaldo Sunde, Alexandre Guambe, Clesio Bauque, Momede Talapa

Coach: Augusto Matine

Zimbabwe line-up

Carlos Rusere, Donavan Benard, Wisdom Mutasa, Livingstone Genti, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Jimmy Kanono, Mqcini Sibanda, Tinotenda Kadewere, Liberty Chakoroma, Munyaradzi Diro, Teenage Radebe

Coach: Jairos Tapera

Referee: Makhobalo Phillip (Lesotho)
Assistant referee 1: Mapoho Mapoho (Lesotho)
Assistant referee 2: Phatsoane Souru (Lesotho)
Fourth official: Magagula Wandile (Swaziland)
Match commissioner: Mphele Dintle (Botswana)

Zimbabwe get the match underway.
8' Zimbabwe start the match on the offensive side of things and enjoy more possession from the onset.
Goal! 10' Titotenda Kadewere puts Zimbabwe ahead with an easy tap-in from the right after a patient build-up.
14' Mozambique haven't yet settled in this match and the goal for Zimbabwe will compound the their dip in confidence further unless an individual piece of brilliance comes from them.
22' Mozambique sit back and hope to get Zimbabwe on the counter attack but the Zimbabweas look more industriuos in attacking and defending.
25 Zimbabwe's Wisdom Mutasa is shown the yello card by the referee after kicking the ball away after he was adjudged to have been off-side.
31' Past the half-hour mark and Zimbabwe dominate the proceedings despite having a number of their regulars, including Walter Musona, on the bench.
41' Mozambique come very close with star man Clesio Bauque's free kick is parried for a corner by Carlos Rusere.
45+1 Referee blows for half time with Zimbabwe in the lead. Mozambique 0-1 Zimbabwe

46' Mozambique get the second half underway.
49' Mozambique still sit back and enjoy possession in their half but Clesio Bauque calls them forward.
53' Zimbabwe come to the Mozambicans and it goes back to an open play.
58' Zimbabwe double substitution: Michael Ngwenya in for Teenage Radebe and Bret Abdul Amidu in for Tinotenda Kadewere.
60' An hour gone here in Maseru still Zimbabwe leading 0-1.
67' Goal! Star man Clesio Bauque beats the onrushing Carlos Rusere on the edge of the box to level matters.
Mozambique 1-1 Zimbabwe
70' An unmarked subtitute Bret Abdul Amidu blasts over the bar from just outside the box.
72' Clesio Bauque unleashes a shot that misses the target from long range set piece.
75' Zimbabwe's Mqcini Sibanda is ordered off the field to receive medical attention.
Ten minutes to go in this match.
Mozambique 1-1 Zimbabwe
82' Mozambique have really come to this match and miss chance after chance.
83' Substitution: Wisdom Mutasa makes way for Emmaculate Mauna
83' Mozambique substitution: Jose Silva Junior makes way for Luis Miquissone
86' Clesio Bauque misses from close range as he is ahead of Luis Miquissone's telling cross.
89' Mozambique have camped in the Zimbabwe half and look intent in taking the lead seconds to full-time.
90+1 Ronald Pfumbidzai misses from a free-kick.
The Lesotho referee blows for full time in Maseru. Mozambique 1-1 Zimbabwe
Man of the match: Edson Almeida (Mozambique)

09/12/2013 Mauritius vs Lesotho - Mafeteng 16:30pm Kick-Off

Welcome again football fans from around the region. I am Thabang Matjama, your host for this match featuring Mauritius and hosts Lesotho. Both sides are still to get their first wins in this tournament.

Mauritius line-up

Yoan Frederic Francois, Louis Frederick Didier Legrand, Ridge Alexander Paulin, Loius Brendon Citorah, Denovan Jean Mike Bordelais, Christophe Gerard Derek Louis, Jean Fabrice Augustine, Adrien Charles Jean Botlar, Kervin Gael Deise, Louis Anael Gregory Pavin, Teddy Gael Samy

Coach: Alain Jules

Lesotho line-up

Thabiso Lichaba, Nkesi Rankhasa, Mafa Moremoholo, Lepolesa Tekane, Malefane Sepiriti, John Mohai, Mohau Rammoneng, Teboho Lekhooa, Jane Thabantso, Lesoetsa Morapeli, Tumelo Khutlang,

Coach: Moses Maliehe

Referee: Musundire Nomore (Zimbabwe)
Assistant referee 1: Saimone Olivia (Mozambique)
Assistant referee: Cassindo Rosario (Angola)
Fourth official: Phuthego Omphile (Botswana)
Match commissioner: Langwenya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

Hosts Lesotho are seeking their first win in this tournament and hope Comoros grind out a win against Kenya in a corresponding fixture in Mafeteng for them to go through. Lesotho drew their first two matches and have themselves to blame for not converting numerous chances they created against the Comoros in their first match of the tournament. Comoros could also sneak in through if they get a win against Kenya and Lesotho lose to Mauritius. Lots of mathematical chances in these corresponding fixtures.

Prematch rituals taking place
Moment of silence for the late former South African president Nelson Mandela observed.

Lesotho get the proceedings underway.
2' Mauritius will not be a walk-over though as teams seem to grow with this tournament.
3' Bright start for Lesotho as Lesoetsa Morapeli hits the post after beating the 'keeper.
7' Lesotho dominate possession early on in this half and hit the upright for the second time.
12' Goal! Lesotho break the deadlock through a brillian Tumelo Khutlang who cuts in from the left beats one defender and blast in from a tight angle.
16' Lesotho still dominate proceedings and the crowd sing from all angles.
21' Morapeli Lesoetsa miss from close range after being sent through by Teboho Lekhooa.
24' Lesotho frequent Mauritius goal from wing play which seems to be working for them.
26' Frantic defending here for Mauritius whose defense is working overtime.
27' Tumelo Khutlang pokes the ball over the keeper but it scoops over the bar
31' Past the half-hour mark here at Setsoto stadium.
33' Mauritius miss a rare chance as Gregory Pavin shoots over the bar.
44' Lesotho hit the post yet again from a close range.
The whistle goes for half-time here. Mauritius 0-1 Lesotho

46' Mauritius get the proceedings underway here at Setsoto as local fans sing around the stadium
49' Lesotho get a free kick on the edge of the box
54' Mike Bordelais gets a yellow card from the referee.
57' Mauritius substitution: Adrien Charles Jean Botlar out for Jensley Jason Beauger
59' Tumelo Khutlang sends his shot narrowly wide from the edge of the box after a jittery defending from Mauritius.
61' Past the hour mark here at Setsoto.
63' Lesotho substitution: John Mohai out for Thabo Mongali
65' Lesotho substitution: Tokelo Majoro replaces Jane Thabantso
67' Goal! Teboho Lekhooa heads in from close range to increase the scoreline for the hosts.
69' Mauritius goal disallowed for offside.
71' Another spell of frantic defending for Mauritius
76' Luck continues to elude Lesotho as they waste one corner after the other.
78' Lesotho substitution: Hlompho Kalake replaces Tumelo Khutlang.
87' Lesotho camp in the Mauritius half but fail to convert chances they create.
90' Goal! Lesotho score to make it 3-0 when Morapeli Lesoetsa's grass-cutter goes through Yoan Frederic Francois' legs
90+2' Capacity crowd expected more from Lesotho who rue their numerous chances here at Setsoto stadium.
Tumelo Khutlang takes the man of the match honours

09/12/2013 Comoros vs Kenya - Maseru 16:30pm Kick-Off

For our next game, nothing but full points will see Kenya through and the locals will be rooting for Comoros to beat Kenya to allow their side to go through. But it is still Comoros can go through with a win a Lesotho fail to get victory over Mauritius. To take you through the 90minutes is MQONDISI DUBE

Comoros line up:

Mohamed Chabane, Mohamed Soilihi, Salim Ali, Maenfria Yassem, Ali Faidine, Salim Msadie,, Abdillah Moindjie, Islah Mmadi, Fayard Mohamed, Idriss Abdallah, Nabsi Nadhoini
Subs: Halidane Bouldane, Ali Omar, Fofana Hassiraon, Zarouki Youssouf, Athouman Alhadaur, Said Soilhi
Coach: Charkane Francois

Kenya line-up:

Peter Odhiambo, Meja Sammy, Vincent Omumbo, Geoffrey Shiveka, Marvin Onyango, Jackson Macharia, Nairuka John, Enock Agwanda, Antony Mbugua, Timonah Wanyonyi, Kamura Robinson
Subs: Boniface Barasa, Collins Shivachi, Tinothy Otieno, Jonh Macharia, Samuel Mburu, Vincent Odongo
Coach: John Kamau

Referee: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana), Asst ref: Kambatuwa Edward (Malawi), Asst ref: Eneas Shikongo (Namibia), Fourth official: Rakotojaona Andofetra (Madagascar), Match Commissioner: Charles Kafatia (Malawi)

Teams out for the national anthems and a moment of silence for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela
Kenya in white and red tops and shorts while Comoros are wearing a green and white outfit

1" The match underway with Kenya attacking the southern goal post
4" Kenya ask the first question as Mohamed Chabane comes up with a brilliant save
6" Kenya thought they had the opener but Geoffrey Shiveka's effort ruled off side
10" GOAL: Timonah Wanyonyi sets Kenya on the way with a bundled effort. Kenya 1-0 Comoros
19" The physical Kenyans continue to press and look way ahead of the Comoros, whose players look younger and smaller in frame
24" Comoros should have found the equaliser but Idriss Abdallah fluffs inside the box
25" Zarouki Youssouf replaces Salim Msadie who has limped off
34" Vincent Omumbo brings down Idriss Abdallah and a penalty plus a yellow card is dished
35" GOAL: Captain Ali Faidine blasts home to level scores. Comoros 1-1 Kenya
40" GOAL: Enock Agwanda puts Kenya 2-1 in front as they physical East Africans continue to bully the tiny Comoros players. Kenya 2-1 Comoros
45" Idriss Abdallah booked for what is perceived to be diving in the box, as Mohamed Soilhi is pulled out for Ali Omar
HALF TIME: Kenya is cruising to the semi finals as they are untroubled against the tiny Comoros players. Kenya 2-1 Comoros

46" Second half underway and the Kenyans continue going hard on the Comoros players as a free kick is awarded
50" Comoros cross cleared in the box as the Islanders try to come back
54" Kenyan goalkeeper, Peter Odhiambo fluffs a regulation catch and results in a corner
57" It could have been 3-1 as Kenya hit the upright
64" Kenya searching for that assurance goal as both sides have made numerous changes with the likes of Patilla Omotto and Tinothy Otieno in for Kenya while Madagascar made their last substitution bringing on Athouman Alhadhur for Islah Mmadi
68" Kenya find the upright again this time Timothy Wanyonyi the victim
74" Ali Omar brings down Tinothy Otieno and a penalty is awarded to Kenya
76 GOAL: Otieno puts the ball away to make it 3-1 and that should seal it for Kenya. Kenya 3-1 Comoros
80" Timothy Otieno with a bad miss as he thumps a left footer off target from a good position
87" With three minutes left, Kenya wind down the clock, bringing John Macharia for Nairuka John
90" Timothy Wanyonyi booked for time wasting
FULL TIME: Guests Kenya storm through to the semi finals as Comoros, Mauritius and the hosts are all eliminated. The strong Kenyans will now face South Africa or Namibia with the group winners being decided tomorrow. Kenya's Meja Sammy voted man-of-the-match.
Kenya 3-1 Comoros

10/12/2013 Seychelles vs Zambia - Mafeteng 16:00pm Kick-Off

Seychelles line-up

Keren Sinon, Travis Jerome, Laurent Vel, Andrew Onezia, Aldo Dufrene, Marcus Cedras, Joshua Adeline, Stan Franchette, Dieter Constance, Evans Martrid Adrienne, Warren Mellie

Coach: Jan Mak

Zambia line-up

Timothy Sakala, Boyd Mkandawire, Simon Tembo, Godgrey Ngwenya, Langson Mbewe, George Mandu, Kapota Kayawe, Lubambo Musonda, Spencer Sautu, Patson Daka, Geoffrey Silavwe

Coach: Onsward Mutapa

Referee: Magagula Wandile (Swaziland)
Assistant referee 1: Saimone Olivio (Mozambique)
Assistant referee 2: Cassinda Rosario (Angola)
Fourth official: Musundire Nomore (Zimbabwe)
Match commissioner: Kafatia Charles (Malawi)

The two sides come into this match knowing a winner against Namibia and South Africa go through in a corresponding fixture in Maseru. South Africa just need a result in this match, meaning this match is formality for both Seychelles and Zambia.

Pre-match rituals here in Mafeteng.
Seychelles will employ a 4-4-2 formation while Zambia pack their midfield in a 4-5-1 formation in a match played for formality.
Moment of silence observed for the late former South African president Nelson Mandela.

Zambia kick off the match.
2' The pitch is a bit battered here in Mafeteng, having received negative comments from coaches who have complained about the state pitch.
5' Zambia are having a bright start as Patson Daka heads wide.
9' Zambia have their goal disallowed for off-side by the Swazi referee.
12' Another Zambia goal disallowed for off-side as they continue to search for an early lead here.
18' The islanders are kept on the back foot by the defending champions who have seen much of the ball.
23' Zambia camp in the seychelles half but fail to break the Seychelles at the back.
29' Approaching the half-hour mark and Zambia still dominating
32' Seychelles sit back and seem to be happy with a draw against the champions Zambia
35' Godfrey Ngwenya shoots off target after a good inter-play by the Zambians.
38' Keren Sinon is being worked overtime by the Zambians in this match. Eleven shots on goal for Zambia against nothing for Seychelles.
42' Joshua Adeline shoots from distance but the shot is dealt with easily by Timothy Sakala.
One minute of the half to be added on by referee Wandile Magagula.
45+2 Referee blows for half time.

46' Seychelles resume the second half.
47' Zambia start the second half in the way they ended the first half, pressing the islanders in their half.'
49' Lubambo Musonda takes a scotching shot to the keeper who fists over.
50' Seychelles substitution: Ryan Marcel replaces Travis Jerome
52' GOAL! Spencer Sautu gives Zambia the lead when he is found unamrked in the box to send home.
52' Seychelles 0-1 Zambia
60' An hour gone here in Mafeteng.
61' Goal! An own goal by the Danny Madelene extends Zambia's lead from a corner floated from the right.
64' Zambia substitution: Spencer Sautu makes way for Ackim Mumba
67' Goal! Lubambo Musonda makes a telling cross for Ackim Mumba to head home in only his third touch.
67' Seychelles 0-3 Zambia
70' Twenty minutes of regulation time to go in this match.
75' Frantic defending for Seychelles as Zambia press for more goals.
78' Zambia substitution: Lubambo Musonda our for Mofya Lwandamina and Godfrey Nwenya makes way for Austine Banda
79' Seychelles substitution: Aldo Dufrene makes way for Don Franchette
85' Goal! Zambia make it four when Langson Mbewe after collecting a rebound from the Seychelles defence.
86' Ackim Mumba is shown the yellow card by the referee.
90' Ninety minutes of regulation time gone and two minutes added on by the Swazi referee.
Wandile Magagula brings the match to an end when he blows for full time. Seychelles 0-4 Zambia
Zambia's Timothy Sakala is the man of the match.

10/12/2013 Namibia vs South Africa - Maseru 16:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon, welcome to a grey and overcast Setsoto Stadium, actually it has started raining heavily with just under an hour before kick-off. Our big game today is the Group C encounter between South Africa and Namibia which will decide who proceeds to the semi finals, joining Kenya, Angola and Zimbabwe. South Africa, with six points, are favoured to proceed as they only need a draw against their western neighbour, am your host, MQONDISI DUBE

South Africa line-up:

Jody February, Kabelo Seriba, Ayabulela Magqwaka, Rivaldo Coetzee, Pule Maraisane, Siyanda Ngubo, Nhlakanipho Ntuli, Fagrie Lakay, Tlotlo Leepile, Tebogo Moreane, Siphelele Ntuli
Subs: Khumbulani Mkize, Tshepo Mashigo, Sibongiseni Mkhize, Sikhumbuzo Mazibuko, Dumisani Msibi, Ntando Ngubane, Madisha Motjeka, Sihle Nduli, Sakhile Hlongwa
Coach: Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba

Namibia line-up:

Maurius Kotze, Salom Pamp, Esko Kavela, Enrico Hoebeb, Ivan Kamberipa, Marco Somseb, Nathan Gideon, Ambrosius Amseb, Terdius Uiseb, Edward Maova, Innocent Tembo
Subs: Simaneka Kambungu, Glen Kamutjete, Isensius Mutuku, Brandon Goagoseb, Ananias Nakambuli, Gerland Kaengurova, Mcbride Ndjavera, Donovan Gainub, Wendell Rudath
Coach: Fillemon Ronnie Kanalelo

Kick-off is at 4pm (CAT)

Referee: Tirelo Mositwane (Botswana),
Asst ref: Ali Youssouf,
Asst ref: Amos Chalwe (Zambia),
Fourth official: Omphile Phuthego (Botswana),
Match Commissioner: Langwane Mangaliso (Swaziland)

Teams are out for the national anthems, with Southn Africa in theri familiar yellow jerseys and green short while Namibia is in all red
After the national, anthems, as has become the norm since Sunday, a moment of silence is observed for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela

South Africa will get proceeding underway, with rain, which had been reduced to a drizzle, intensifying again.
1" Off we go with South Africa attacking the goal to the north while Namibia are facing south
10" The teams are still weighing options with play restricted to the middle of the park
13" Free kick for South Africa although it will take something special from Tlotlo Leepile to beat the Namibian keeper. The ball climbs over the wall and takes a wicked deflection almost a goal but goes away for a corner
15" The first 15minutes pass without any clear cut chances although both teams are passing the ball nicely on this wet artificial turf
19" Namibia win their first corner as Salom Pamp's cross is kicked out,and from the resultant kick, Nathan Gideon is wide with his header
22" Salom Pamp fails to lift a delivery above the defence as Namibian attackers had taken station inside the box
23" Namibia are slowly knocking, and Bafana goalkeeper, Jody February is victim of an awkward bounce but luckily there are no takers for the rebound
28" South Africa should have at least hit the target after Pule Maraisane drove into the box before rolling a sumptous cross but the South African attackers fumbled and the chance went away
33" South Africa sensing the lead with Siphelele Luthuli just a fraction ahead of the ball in the box as he prepared to pull the triger
34" Tebogo Moerane gallops into the danger area before putting a dangerous cross which is well snuffed by Namibia keeper, Edward Maova. while at the other end, Namibia appeal for a handball inside the box but referee Tirelo Mositiwane is not interested, the tempo of the game has picked
38" Siyanda Ngubo pushes the ball over the bar from a good position inside the box as an opener looks imminient at both ends
HALF TIME: South Africa go into the breather the happier side as if it remains this way, they go through. However, it is still anyone's game with Namibia giving as much as they'r getting. South Africa 0-0 Namibia. Join us in 15minutes

46" Namibia get proceedings underway, still a lot to play for
56" It follows the same pattern as the first half with both teams failing to create real opportunities
56" Esko Kavela receives a yellow for a brutal tackle
58" Enrico Hoebeb dances past the South African defence but pumps well wide
61" South Africa make the first change, pulling out Fagrie Lakay who had a subdued game for Madisha Motjeka
65" Namibia respond by bringing in Mcbride Ndjavera for Esko Kavela and immediately South Africa almost find the opener but Edward Maova comes to Namibia's rescue
68" Pule Maraisane cuts in before sending his effort narrowly over
70" Enrico Hoebeb given the freedom of Setsoto Stadium by the Bafana defence but chooses to shoot meekly at goalkeeper, Jody February
72" Controversy as referee Mositwane fails to play advantage hauling South Africa back when a striker was clean through
74" South Africa look the more livelier side although Namibia occassionally return fire
77" Bafana moving the ball well but cant perfect their final pass
78" Tebogo Moerane receives a yellow card for a foul
80" The sun is out and the crowd has improved, still goalless
81" Wendall Rudath checks in for Namibia as Amborosious Amseb checks out, Namibia going for the kill as only a win will take them through
86" Crowd has swelled and the singing and dancing has started on the stands as the weather has played along in the closing stages of what is now an exciting match
89" Siyanda Ngubo's predatory instincts have deserted him at a crucial moment as he fires wide with a yawning goal in front of him
90" Then a minute later Nhlakanipho Ntuli is denied from point blank by the Namibian keeper
FULL TIME: Namibia players slump to the pitch as they realise how near yet so far there were from a dream semi final spot. It ends South Africa 0-0 Namibia which means Bafana progress to the last four where they clash against Zimbabwe, while in the other semi final, Kenya play Angola. Until then good night.

12/12/2013 SF South Africa vs Zimbabwe - Maseru 15:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon, welcome to the Setsoto Stadium for this crunch semi final tie between Zimbabwe and South Africa. Both teams are out warming up with around 50mins before kick-off. Zimbabwe will gunning for a seventh title while South Africa are searching for a fifth crown. It is partly cloudy here but the sun is out and the fans are expected to come in their numbers. I am your host, MQONDISI DUBE

South Africa line-up:

Jody February, Kabelo Seriba, Ayabulela Magqwaka, Rivaldo Coetzee, Pule Maraisane, Siyanda Ngubo, Nhlakanipho Ntuli, Fagrie Lakay, Tlotlo Leepile, Tebogo Moerane, Siphelele Luthuli
Subs: Khumbulani Mkhize, Tshepo Mashigo, Sibongiseni Mkhize, Sikhumbuzo Mazibuko, Dumisani Msibi, Ntandoyenkosi Ngubane, Madisha Motjeka, Sihle Nduli, Sakhile Hlongwa
Coach: Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba

Zimbabwe line-up:

Dovan Benard, Carlos Rusere, Wisdom Mutasa, Walter Musona, Livingstone Genti, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Jimmy Kanono, Mgcini Sibanda, Liberty Chakoroma, Munyaradzi Diro
Subs: Tatenda Mukuruva, Takudzwa Mahori, Bret Amidu, Tinotenda Kadewere, Pritchard Mpelele, Michael Ngwena, Teenage Radebe, Emmaculate Mauna Praise Tonha who suffered a concussion in the Swaziland game is out for the rest of the tournament
Coach: Jairos Tapera


Referee: Andofetra Rakotojoana (Madagascar),
Asst ref: Ali Youssouf (Comoros),
Asst ref: Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho),
Fourth official: Wandile Magagula (Swaziland),
Match Commissioner: Muinjo John (Namibia)

Teams out for the national anthems with South Africa in predominantly gold with a touch of green while the opposite applies for Zimbabwe, mainly green with gold stripes.
Both captains read AIDS messages as part of COSAFA HIV/AIDS campaign
A moment of silence being observed for the late former South African president, Nelson Mandela

Zimbabwe gets the match underway attacking to goalmto the north
5" Tafadzwa Kutinyu shoots tamely at keeper, Jody February after South Africa lose the ball in the middle
7" Free kick for South Africa in a shooting position, with Tebogo Moreane behind it.
8" However he shoots straight at the waiting hands of keeper, Donovan Benard
10" Munyaradzi Diro tries to lob the South African keeper from someway out but is well off
11" Wisdom Mutasa picks Mgcini Sibanda with a beautiful pass and Sibanda obliges with a good shot, but is denied by February
16" Fagrie Lakay misses while at the other end Walter Musona drives wide
18" Liberty Chakaroma blazes wide from inside the box, Zimbabwe should have converted at least one chance by now
22" Tlotlo Leepile blasts over for South Africa
26" Nhlakanipho Ntuli misses a sitter after being sent through by Siyanda Ngubo, pulling his effort wide
39" Both teams playing cautiously and not prepared to take risks
40" Tafadzwa Kutinyu is given a good ball on the right but fluffs
45+1" RED CARD, South Africa goalkeeper, Jody February is red carded after handling the ball outside the box as Zimbabwe striker, Mgcini Sibanda went for the kill
45+1" Reserve keeper, Dumisani Msibi comes in, in place of Fagrie Lakay, momentum now with Zimbabwe
45+4" From the resultant free kick Walter Musona is narrowly wide
HALF TIME: The drama right at the end brought some talking point to a game that has refused to live up to expectation. Zimbabwe started well but South Africa slowly clawed their way back into the game until the moment Jody February received his marching orders. Its goalless at the break

46" Zimbabwe kick off the second half eager to press home their advantage, while South Africa will look to catch their opponents on the counte
47" Mgcini Sibanda heads into the hands of Dumisani Msibi, the keeper's first test
50" Livingstone Genti fires straight at Msibi with a stinging drive
56" Double substitution for Zimbabwe, Carlos Rusere and Wisdom Mutasa out as Takudzwa Mahori and Michael Ngwena are thrown in
67" Zimbabwe keeps trying but are well off as 10men South Africa has defended well
70" Yellow card for South Africa's Siphelele Luthuli for obstruction
73" Msibi produces a brilliant save a he digs out a goal bound low shot, the South African goalkeeper, was diving the wrong way but changed direction midway
77" Siphelele Luthili is on target with his set piece, but finds the hands of Donovan Benard
80" Zimbabwe should have taken the lead after the outstanding Tafadzwa Mahori drives into the box before drilling the ball to his unmarked name sake, Tafadzwa Kutinyu who lifts the ball over
83" South Africa forced into substitution as Keblo Seriba limps off and his palce is taken by Madisha Motjeka
87" Tlotlo Leepile pumps a hard and low drive which the keeper collects
90" Substitute Michael Ngwena is pulled out for Pritchard Mpelele
FULL TIME: Zimbabwe has failed to take advantage of numerical advantage and the two teams will head straight for penalties. The South African defence was never threatened after the first half dismissal of Jody February

Zimbabwe to take the first one through captain, Ronald Pfumbidzai whose spot kick is saved
Nhlakanipho Ntuli to take the first for South Africa and misses still 0-0
Livingstone Genti blazes over for Zimbabwe, embarasing take 0-0
South Africa's Ayabulela Magqwaka gives his side the lead 1-0
Liberty Chakaroma has to score to keep Zimbabwe in the game and does 1-1
Tlotlo Leepile scores to edge South Africa closer to a final berth 2-1
Munyaradzi Diro scores to make it 2-2, the takes are getting better after the first three horrible misses
Pule Maraisane makes it 3-2 to South Africa
Walter Musona walks to take Zimbabwe's fifth and scores, now South Africa has to ascore this one to progress
Siphelele Luthuli to take the decisive penalty that will put South Africa in the final and does sending the South Africans wild with jubilation

South Africa progress to the final after beating Zimbabwe 4-2 on penalties and will know their opponents soon as Kenya and Angola are out in the park warming up. Catch Thabang Matjama for the second match, good bye

12/12/2013 SF Kenya vs Angola - Maseru 18:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon Cosafa fans from around the region. I am Thabang Matjama, bringing you what promises to be a fierce semi-final encounter between invited guests Kenya and multiple finalists Angola. High-scoring Angola has been riding on a good wave of form since the tournament started. Angola were losing finalists in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2011 and will want to get to the final and play South Africa against whom they lost in the final before. The teams are out for a warm-up.

Kenya line-up

Peter Odhiambo, Collins Shivachi, Meja Sammy, Vincent Omumbo, Geoffrey Shiveka, Jackson Macharia, Nairuka John, Patilla Omotto, Antony Mbugua, Timonah Wanyonyi

Coach: John Kamau

Angola line-up

Nsianfumu Afonso, Joao Afonso, Antonio Mzayinawo, Eddie Afonso, Carlos do Carmo, Joao de Oliviera, Manuel Afonso, Pedro Carlos, Herenilson do Carmo, Moises calepi, Bruno Manuel

Coach: Nzuzi Andre

Referee: Heeralall Ahmad (Mauritius)
Assistant referee 1: Shikongo Aneas (Namibia)
Assistant referee 2: Kambatuwa Edward (Malawi)
Fourth official: Mositwane Tirelo (Botswana)
Match commissioner: Muinjo John (Namibia)

Pre-match rituals in progress.
Moment of silence is observed in honour of Nelson Mandela.

1' Kenya get the proceedings underway.
1' It will be much of an open play for both sides.
3' Kenya get the first chance of the match whne Timonah Wanyonyi's free is parried back into play but Angola deal with the danger.
7' Angola's Moises Calepi lobs over the bar from inside the box.
9' Kenya get the first corner of the match in what has been an end-to-end play so far.
12' Kenya get their second corner of the match and look to be on the offensive side of things.
14' Nairuka John gets a one-on-one with the Angolan 'keeper but Bruno Manuel clears a dangerous ball.
19' Kenya is awarded a penalty when Bruno Manuel fouls Nairuka John in the box.
20' Goal! Enock Agwanda converts the spot kick for the Kenyans.
30' Kenya 1-0 Angola, heading to the half-hour mark.
33' Caution: Nairuka John is given a yellow card for a foul play.
38' Kenya is having a larger chunk of the possession.
45' Two added minutes in this half.
45+2 Referee blows for half time. The Angolans have not been at the sharpness of the past three matches while Kenya seem to outfox them going forward.
Half time

46' Angola get the second half underway.
47' Angola's Joao de Oliveira misses a clear chance to shoot wide from a rare Angola chance.
49' Patilla Omotto makes a goal-line clearance to save Angola blushes.
54' Goal! Nairuka John beats the Angolan goalkeeper who fail to read a long ball forward as it bounces before his arrival to go over him and into the back of the net.
54' Kenya 2-0 Angola
58' Angola substitution: Diogenes Joao replaces Moises Calepi
61' Past the hour mark and Collins Shivachi is cautioned by the referee
67' Kenya substitution: Enock Agwanda makes way for Timothy Otieno.
76' Still Kenya 2-0 Angola.
81' Angola keep missing rare chances even when the Kenyans have slowed down.
85' Five minutes of regulation time remaining and Angola are keeping Kenya on the back foot.
87' Nairuka John misses probably the best chance of the tournament from close range when it is difficult to miss than to score.
90 minutes gone here at Setsoto stadium. Three minutes added on by the referee.
90+1 caution: Kenyan goalkeeper Peter Odhiambo receives a yellow card for time-wasting
90+2 Kenya substitution: Kamura Robinson replaces Geoffrey Shiveka.
90+3' The Mauritius referee blows the whistle for full time.

Man of the match is Angola's Timonah Wanyonyi.

14/12/2013 3rd / 4th Zimbabwe vs Angola - Maseru 14:00pm Kick-Off

Good afternoon fans from across the region and beyond. We are live from the Setsoto Stadium for the third place play off match between Zimbabwe and Angola. This means Angola are still without a winners medal despite their pedigree in regional and continental football. Am your host, Mqondisi Dube

The match is underway with Angola attacking the southern end goal post. Angola is in their traditional red tops and black shorts while Zimbabwe is in all green.

Zimbabwe line-up:

Tatenda Mukuruva, Livingstone Genti, Ronald Pfumbidzai, Tafadzwa Kutinyu, Takudzwa Mahori, Jimmy Kanono, Mgcini Sibanda, Tinotenda Kadewere, Liberty Chakaroma, Munyaradzi Diro, Teenage Radebe

Subs- Carlos Rusere, Donovan Benard, Wisdom Mutasa, Walter Musona, Bret Amidu, Pritchard Mpelele, Michael Ngwena, Emmaculate Mauna Praise Tonha is out injured

Coach- Jairos Tapera

Angola line-up:

Nsianfumu Afonso, Joao Afonso, Antonio Nzayinawo, Eddie Afonso, Carlos do Carmo, Joao de Oliveria, Manuel Afonso, Diogenes Joao, Pedro Carlos, Herenislon do Carmo, Bruno Manuel
Subs: Moises Moma, Edson Ngongue, Sebastio Lumeca, Jorge Miguel, Moises Calepi, Mavambu Baptista, Helder Alberto, Joao Capemba, Delcio Bernardo

Coach: Nzuzi Andre

Match officials

Referee: Thando Ndzandzeka (South Africa),
Assistant ref: Edward Kambatuwa (Malawi),
Assistant ref: Ali Youssouf (Comoros),
Fourth official: Androfetra Rakotojaona (Madagascar),
Match commissioner: Langwenya Mangaliso (Swaziland)

7" Angola's Carlos do Carmo stretched off the field but is fine to continue after going down in the centre of the circle
14" The teams have started slowly with Zimbabwe making wholesome changes while Angola has largely kept its starting 11
20" First real opportunity falls to Angola's Eddie Afonso who drives into the box before unleashing, but Tatenda Mukuruva is on hand to beat away the effort for a corner
22" Angola dangerman, Manuel Afonso takes forever to pull the trigger and Mukuruva comfortably collects
23" Angola beginning to up the ante as top man, Joao Oliviera almost slices the ball through
25" Diogenes Joao should have opened the scoring after a driving run took him to the edge of the box, but his effort whistled inches from the upright
27" Zimbabwe's Munyaradzi Diro yellow carded for rough play
29" Its all about Angola as Joao Oliviera drives straight at the waiting hands of keeper, Tatenda Mukuruva
30" Zimbabwe's Ronald Pfumbidzai becomes the second player to go into the referee's little black book
32" Zimbabwe finally visits the Angola box but Tafadzwa Kutinyu is wide with his header
38" Its still all Angola as Manuel Afonso's step over takes him past a defender but Tatenda Mukuruva spreads himself to stop the danger
42" Angola's dangerman, Manuel Afonso receiving treatment while strike partner, Joao Oliviera fails to find the net from close range
44" substitution for Zimbabwe with Takudzwa Mahori replaced by Emmaculate Mauna,
45+1" Ronald Pfumbidzai's half volley is wide
HALF TIME: Angola has thoroughly dominated the first half but failed to convert the numerous chances that fell their way. It remains goalless at the break

46" Zimbabwe get the second half underway eager to avoid the near first half carnage where Angola swamped them from all angles
54" Carlos do Carmo's free kick is on target but the keeper saves
55" Immediately after, Munyaradzi Diro almost beats his keeper as he attempts to clear, Angola still on the ascendancy
57" Zimbabwe's Mgcini Sibanda spurns a golden opportunity as both teams continue to search for the opener. The two teams failed to score in their semi final clashes
60" Substitution for Zimbabwe, Jimmy Kanono out, in Bret Amidu
62" Both teams show why they have gone for a combined 242mins without scoring as they continue to fluff chances
70" Substitution for Angola; Diogenese Joao out and is replaced by Joao Capemba
75" The crowd whistles as Manuel Afonso takes time to shoot from a good position, Oliviera is immediately withdrawn and replaced by Moises Calepi
77" Fans are getting impatient as the two teams dish out mediocre football, missing gilt edged chances
83" GOAL: Finally the goal drought ends as Manuel Afonso connects first time from inside the box. Angola 1-0 Zimbabwe
84" Moises Moma replaces Pedro Carlos for Angola
85" Eddie Afonso receives a yellow card for rough play
87" Zimbabwe with an opportunity to draw level from a setpiece but Ronald Pfumbidzai can only find the wall
88" Angola keeper down injured
90+3" GOAL: Angola confirm third place finish after Joao Capemba plants the ball home after a cross from Manuel Afonso
90+4" Time for Angola to showboat as proceedings draw to a close
FULL TIME: Angola grab this year's bronze and thoroughly deserve it as they outplayed Zimbabwe in all departments. Manuel Afonso is certain to finish as top goal scorer with six goals. Standby for our next live match, the final, which kicks off at 5pm (CAT)
Angola's Joao Afonso named man of the match

14/12/2013 FINAL - South Africa vs Kenya - Maseru 17:00pm Kick-Off

Welcome football fans around the region. I, Thabang Matjama, will be bringing you ball-by-ball updates between South Africa and Kenya in this year's final of the Cosafa Under-20 competition. Neighbours South Africans have local fans behind them as they seek to add to their four trophies, having won in 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Guests Kenya will be more determined to take the cup outside the region in their rare appearance as guests. Both teams have fielded their strongest eleven in this final. A bigger crowd than the one in the first match of the day here at Setsoto stadium with three quarters of the seats filled.

South Africa line-up

Dumisani Msibi, Ayabulela Mgqwaka, Rivaldo Coetzee, Pule Maraisane, Siyanda Ngubo, Nhlankanipho Ntuli, Fagrie Lakay, Thabo Leepile, Tebogo Moerane, Siphelele Luthuli, Madisha Motjeka


Khumbulani Mkhize, Tshepo Mashigo, Sibongiseni Mkhize, Sikhumbuzo Mazibuko, Ntandoyenkosi Ngubane, Sihle Nduli and Sakhile Hlongwa

Coach: Ephraim Mashaba

Kenya line-up

Peter Odhiambo, Collins Shivachi, Meja Sammy, Vincent Omumbo, Jackson Macharia, Nairuka John, Patilla Omotto, Enock Agwanda, Antony Mbugua, Timonah Wanyonyi, kamura Robinson


Boniface Barasa, Geoffrey Shiveka, Marvin Onyango, Timothy Otieno, John Macharia, Samuel Mburu, Vincent Odongo

Coach: John Kamau

Referee: Mositwane Tirelo (Botswana)
Assistant referee 1: Phatsoane Souru (Lesotho)
Assistant referee 2: Cassindra Rosario (Angola)
Fourth official: Magagula Wandile (Swaziland)
Match Commissioner: Kafatia Charles (Malawi)

Moment of silence observed in memory of former South African president Nelson Mandela.

1' South Africa kick off the proceedings
3' South Africa send the Kenyans on the back foot early as they search for an early goal.
7' Multiple champions South Africa enjoy a larger chunk of the possession but find it difficult to break a resolute Kenyan back four.
13' Fegrie Lakay finds a lot of space on the right to cross for his teammates but he is wasteful on a number of occassions.
17' Biggest crowd in this tournament with the Setsoto stadium filled almost to capacity.
20' Siyanda Ngubo cuts in from the right and fouled on the edge of the box, but referee plays advantage to Fegrie Lakay who is flagged off-side by the lineman.
30' Half-hour mark and South Africa sit in the Kenyan half in search for a goal in this stanza.
33' Goal! Ayabulela Mgqwaka gives South Africa a deserved lead with a beautiful header from a corner.
35' South Africa 1- 0 Kenya
40' Kenya struggle to penetrate a more tactical South African side that has high confidence in this match.
41' South Africa nearly increase the lead when Nhlankanipho Ntuli receives a pass from Tlotlo Leepile but his rasping short is tipped over the bar by Peter Odhiambo.
45' One additional minute of the first half by the referee.
45+1 Referee blows for half time.

46' South Africa substitution: Nthandoyenkosi Ngubane replaces Fegrie Lakay
18' Kenya resume the second half.
51' Nhlankanipho Ntuli shoots from range but the shot goes wide.
55' The Kenyans look a more revived side in this half and they are launching a series of attacks on South African goal.
60' An hour gone in this final. South Africa 1-0 Kenya
62' Kenya substitution: Timothy Otieno replaces Antony Mbungua
67' The Kenyans have looked a livelier side but keep struggling in the last third.
69' Goal! Siyanda Ngubo completes his second brace of the tournament as he he chips over an on-rushing Peter Odhiamo after a defencive lapse by the Kenyans.
75' South Africa 2-0 Kenya
80' Caution: Collins Shivachi is yellow-carded by the Botswana referee for a dangerous play on Tebogo Moerane.
85' Local fans enjoying South Africa's lead with a lot of singing with five minutes of regulation time to play.
87' South Africa miss a glorious opportunity when Tebogo Moerane's free kick cuts across the goal-mouth untempered.
90 Kenya substitution:' Samuel Mburu replaces Collins Shivachi
Three additional minutes from the referee
90+3 Referee blows for full time.

South Africa's Siyanda Ngubo deservedly takes the man of the match honours after his delightful brace.