FT – South Africa 1 (4) Lesotho 1 (2)

Check out our live blow-by-blow coverage of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup quarterfinal between South Africa and Lesotho at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Saturday.


Starting line-ups:

South Africa XI: Reyaad Pieterse, Rivaldo Coetzee, Tshepo Rikhotso, Lebogang Phiri,  Abbubaker Mobara, Gift Motupa, Thembela Sikhakhane, Tebogo Moerane, Thembinkosi Lorch, Judas Moseamedi, Maphosa Modiba.

Subs: Nkosingiphile Gumede, Siphesishle Stuurman, Rebo Malepe, Thabiso Kutumela, Menzi Masuku, Phumlani Ntshangase, Deolin Mekoa, Jody February.

Lesotho XI: Daniel Jousse, Basia Makepe, Mafa Moremoholo, Kopano Tseka, Hlompo Kalake, Mabuti Potloane, Kefuoe Mahula, Jane Thaba-Ntso, Tsepo Seturumane, Jeremea Kamela, Tumelo Khutlang.

Subs: Liteboho Mokhehle, Sepiriti Malefane, Phafa Tsosane, Sera Motebang, Motlomelo Mkwanazi, Montoeli Sonopo, Thabo Seakhoa.



PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Mekoa scores! South Africa win 4-2 on penalties!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Khutlang saved! 3-2! Advantage SA!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Modiba scores! 3-2! Advantage SA!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Masia saved! 2-2! All even!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Masuku scores! 2-2! Advantage Lesotho!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Kalake scores! 2-1! Advantage Lesotho!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Mobara scores! 1-1! Advantage Lesotho!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Kamela scores! 1-0 Lesotho!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Coetzee has his effort saved! 0-0! 

FULLTIME: It ends 1-1 and to penalties we go!

Sub_LiveScore 90+3′ – Lesotho sub: Interesting change as goalkeeper Liteboho Mokhehle replaces Jousse, obviously with penalties in mind.

2xY_RC_LiveScore 86′ – RED CARD! Motuba gets his second booking and South Africa are reduced to 10 men!

ShotWide_LiveScore 81′ – Modiba has an attempt on goal but Jousse reads the move well.

ShotWide_LiveScore 79′ – Lesotho have all the defending to do as South Africa pile on the pressure.

ShotWide_LiveScore 76′ – Tseka cleares off the line from a tantalising cross from the right by Masuku.

ShotWide_LiveScore 75′ – Thabo-Ntso heads wide with the goal gaping, huge chance for Lesotho!

ShotWide_LiveScore 72′ – Phiri sends his volley from 20 metres high and wide.

Goal_LiveScore 66′ – GOAL! South Africa are level after a great move that sees Motupa head home! 1-1!

Sub_LiveScore 65′ – South Africa sub: Thabiso Kutumela comes in for Lorch.

ShotWide_LiveScore 65′ – Mekoa sends a rasping long-range shot just wide.

Sub_LiveScore 61′ – Lesotho sub: Sera Motebang comes in for Tsepo Seturumane.

ShotWide_LiveScore 55′ – A looping cross by Moerane is headed out for a throw.

Sub_LiveScore 51′ – Lesotho sub: Motlomelo Mkhwanazi comes in for Potloane.

ShotWide_LiveScore 48′ – Modiba’s attempt on goal was blocked by Makepe. Good chance!

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way in the second half!

Sub_LiveScore – South Africa subs: Menzi Masuku and Deolin Mekoa come in for Moseamedi and Sikhakhane.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Lesotho lead 1-0 at the break and have probably just about shaded the first half!

YC_LiveScore 44′ – Yellow card for Motupa for foul play.

ShotWide_LiveScore 43′ – Modiba’s low shot is too tame to trouble the goalkeeper.

ShotWide_LiveScore 40′ – Anxious moments for the South African defenders as an unmarked Kamela sends a low cross that finds no takers.

ShotWide_LiveScore 37′ – Sikhakhane’s long throw goes staright to the goalkeeper.

Injury_LiveScore 33′ – Play briefly stopped as Pieterse receives medical attention.

ShotWide_LiveScore 30′ – Seturumane just fails to pull the triggger and Rhikotso clears the ball fo a corner.

YC_LiveScore 28 – Yellow card for Thabo-Ntso as he pulls back Lorch. Free-kick on the edge of the box for SA. Modiba lifts it over the bar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Khutlang tries to shoot on the run and it goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Seterumane makes an attmept on goal with a rising shot that goeas straight to Pieterse.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Lorch blasts the ball into the side-netting from a tight angle!

Goal_LiveScore 19′ – GOAL! Lesotho lead against the run of play! Thabo-Ntso lobs a beautiful shot over Pieterse! That’s his third goal of the competition.

ShotWide_LiveScore 17′ – Nobody is able to connect with Sikhakhane’s low cross before Modiba blasts a free-kick over the bar. All South Africa.

ShotWide_LiveScore 9′ – Foul on Thaba-Ntso on the edge of the South African box but the free-kick from Kalake goes well over.

ShotWide_LiveScore 7′ – Jousse has to dive full strech to punch out an angled shot from Motupa.

ShotWide_LiveScore 6′ – Moseamedi’s left-foot shot just goes wide from the edge of the box.

ShotWide_LiveScore 5′ – Lesotho  attack from the left with Kamela but his pass finds no takers.

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – Lesotho win their first corner taken by Kamela, but it’s headed out by Rhikotso.

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – Corner taken by Modiba and the header is over by Moseamedi.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the first COSAFA Castle Cup quarterfinal between South Africa and Lesotho!

– Match officials – Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana); Asst. 1: Jerson dos Santos (Angola); Asst.2: Vivian Vally (Mauritius)

– Kick-off is at 15h00 local time, 16h00 South Africa and Lesotho time.