FULLTIME – COSAFA U20: Swaziland 1 Lesotho 2 – Group A

Welcome to our live coverage of the battle for second place in Group B at the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships between Swaziland and Lesotho at the Mogwase Stadium on Monday.

Starting line-ups:

Lesotho XI: Jessy Matsie, Itumeleng Leche, Mohai Mohai, Rethabile Mokokoane, Khubetsoana Kamela, Lehlohonolo Fothoane, Monang Mohapi, Moalosi Mosoeu, Tseliso Botsane, Rasetabele Kalosane, Thabang Malane.

Swaziland XI: Mlamuli Lukhele, Junior Dlamini, Vusumuzi Vilakati, Nunu Shabalala, Eugen Mdluli, Saviola Gamedze, Ali Matse, Mduduzi Mabuza, Bongwa Matsebula, Sihlongonyane Palma, Mzwandile Kunene.



FULLTIME: Lesotho take the victory over Swaziland with a 2-1 success!

yc_livescore 82′ – Yellow card to Lesotho’s defender Mphosi for a crude tackle on his opponent.

sub_livescore 81′ – Lesotho sub: Malane of Lesotho out for Katlego Tatai.

shotwide_livescore 79′ – Ranalefane is called to duty for Lesotho. Closes the near post angle to punch out a shot from Ali who arrived in the box to meet a free-kick from the right.

sub_livescore 74′ – Lesotho sub: Goalkeeper Matsie lies down injured. He receives treatment and the match is stopped. Substitute keeper Monaheng Ranalefane eventually comes in to replace Matsie.

shotwide_livescore 69′ – Botsane drags his effort marginally wide off the near post. It is yet another counter-attack for Lesotho.

sub_livescore 59′ – Swaziland subs: Shabalala and Matsebula out and in comes Mthembu Bhekani and Menzi Lukhele respectively.

yc_livescore 57′ – Yellow card to Botsane of Lesotho who defies the offside whistle to shoot into the net.

shotwide_livescore 52′ – Leche comes close to adding the third but Swaziland keeper Lukhele does well to keep out the ball as it was about to sail in through the far right top corner.

goal_livescore 48′ – GOAL! Khubetsoana Kamela scores with a powerful shot inside the box. Lesotho in front!

finalwhistle_livescore 46′ – We are back under way in the second half.

halftime_livescore HALFTIME: The first half flies by and it’s a balanced affair. Swaziland started strongly but soon the reality of playing counter-attacking opposition caught up with them.

sub_livescore 44′ – Lesotho sub: Mokokoane out, Relebohile Mabone comes in.

goal_livescore 42′ – GOAL! Lesotho finally get their equaliser! Thabang Malane chips a long range ball from the right into the top far left corner. An absolute beauty for the football archives. It’s game on.

shotwide_livescore 39′ – Swaziland goalkeeper Kunene tries to be fancy with the ball which slips from his palms to gift Lesotho striker Kamela a free shot in the box. Fortunately, the keeper gets back on his feet to block the ball which defenders eventually clear.

shotwide_livescore 32 – Nune Shabalala nearly punishes Lesotho on the counter-attack, but his low effort across the goal mouth is within the range of diving Lesotho goalkeeper Jessy Matsie.

shotwide_livescore 26′ – Malane tests Swaziland’s defence with a dangerous diagonal ball in the box but the ever busy Vilakati heads the ball away backwards. Safety first. Swaziland should be wary of Lesotho’s counter-attacks.

shotwide_livescore 22′ – Mosoeu breaks clear on the right but once again skies his effort for Lesotho on the break. The action is now balanced but Lesotho have sent substitute players to warm up.

shotwide_livescore 19′ – Botsane  for Lesotho charges forward into Swaziland’s half via the right wing, but is thwarted before he shoots. Lesotho have opted to play a counter-attacking game.

shotwide_livescore 17′ – Lesotho launch their first meaningful attack. Botsane sends the ball in the channels for Kamela to chase, but Swaziland defender Vilakati clears the ball away.

shotwide_livescore 12′ – Lesotho goalkeeper Matsie reacts the fastest to make a save after Matse is given acres of space to head the ball in the box.

injury_livescore 7′ – Moalosi Mosoe of Swaziland goes down after clashing heads with Vilakati. He receives treatment but is back on his feet.

goal_livescore 5′ – GOAL! Saviola Gamedze puts Swaziland ahead, bundling into the net a sweeping low ball from Ali Matse, who had zigzagged his way into the box from the right.

finalwhistle_livescore 1′ – We are under way in the match between Lesotho and Swaziland.

– The referee for today’s clash is Stanley Hachiwa from Zambia.