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
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.