FULLTIME – COSAFA U20: Swaziland 2 Botswana 0 – Group A

Bellow is our live coverage of the opening match of the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships, sponsored by PPC, between Group A nations Swaziland and Botswana at the Moruleng Stadium.

Starting line-ups:

Botswana XI: Tumisang Selolwane, Goitseone Legopelo, Michael Tinye, Thatayaone Dithokwe, Thato Kebue, Gape Mohutsiwa, Mpho Kgomo, Mothusi Cooper, Ronaldo Fortune, Aobakwe Tshobo, Tiroyaone Maome.

Swaziland XI: Mlamuli Lukhele, Peter Dlamini, Vusumuzi Vilakati, Saviola Gamedze, Ali Matse, Mduduzi Mabuza, Bhekani Mthembu, Bongwa Matsebula, Sihlongonyane Palma, Sanele Ngcamphalala, Mzwandile Kunene.


FULLTIME: Swaziland hold on for the deserved win and take the initiative in Group A!

goal_livescore 76′ – GOAL! Swaziland double their lead at Matse bundles home a second!

shotwide_livescore 72′ – Kgomo goes close for Botswana as he finds himself one-on-one with the keeper, but cannot beat his man!

shotwide_livescore 68 – Botswana’s Cooper is faced with a yawning goal but blasts over the bar!

offside_livescore 53′ – Botswana survive another scare as the referee disallows a second for Swaziland for offside.

shotwide_livescore 51′ – It has started to rain at the Moruleng Stadium as the action continues to swing from end to end.

shotwide_livescore 48′ – Botswana’s Maome fluffs golden chance to level the scores as his weak effort is cleared by the Swazi keeper!

finalwhistle_livescore 46′ – We are back under way in the second period!

halftime_livescore HALFTIME: Swaziland deservedly lead 1-0, they have hit the post twice as well!

goal_livescore 34′ – GOAL! Swaziland finally score as Mthembu crashes the ball into the net! 1-0!

shotwide_livescore 28′ – CLOSE AGAIN! It’s Mabuza’s turn to hit the post for Swaziland. What must they do to score?

shotwide_livescore 25′ – CLOSE!  Gamedze hits against the post of Botswana goal with a low shot. Closest we have come to a goal!

shotwide_livescore 15′ – No goals in the first 15 minutes but the better chances have fallen to Swaziland!

shotwide_livescore 12′ – Botswana counter-attacks but Maswena’s shot is smothered by Swaziland keeper Dlamini.

shotwide_livescore 10′ – Matsepula fires straight at Botswana keeper Selolwane. Good chance!

offside_livescore 8′ – Matsepula is caught offside as Swaziland continue to press for the opening goal.

shotwide_livescore 3′ – Matsi hits the side-netting for Swaziland as we go close to the opening goal.

finalwhistle_livescore 1′ – And we are under way in the opening game of the tournament!

– We are just 10 minutes away from kick-off at the Moruleng Stadium!