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FT – Botswana 0 (5) DR Congo 0 (4)

Check out our live blow-by-blow coverage of the second 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup semifinal between Botswana and guest nation DR Congo at the Sam Nujoma Stadium in Windhoek, Namibia on Wednesday.

Starting line-ups:

Botswana XI: Mwampelo Masule, Tapiwa Gadibolae, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Thato Kebue, Kabelo Seakanyeng, Onkabetse Makgantai, Lemponye Tshireletso, Boitumelo Mafoko, Thabang Sesinyi, Lebogang Disele, Lesenya Ramoraka.

Subs: Keolopile Molemi, Tebogo Sosome, Omaatla Kebatho, Hendrick Moyo, Lesego Galenamotlhale, Lemogang Maswena, Joel Mogorosi, Olekantse Mambo.

DR Congo XI: Herve Lomboto, Lomalisa Mutambala, Bompunga Botuli, Nelson Omba, Doxa Gikanji, Lema Mabidi, Bodrick Muselenge, Mukoko Batezadio, Sedrick Ngulubi, Guy Basisila, Bangala Litombo.

Subs: Ley Matapi, Junior Baometo, Mombo Lusala, Lobi Manzoki, Watshini Bukia, Rudi Kupa, Miche Mika.

 

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PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Mogorosi (BOT) scores! 5-4! Botswana win!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Baometo (DRC) scores! 4-4! Advantage Botswana!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Sosome (BOT) scores! 4-3! Advantage Botswana!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Ngulubi (DRC) scores! 3-3! Advantage Botswana!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Kebue (BOT) scores! 3-2! Advantage Botswana!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Basisila (DRC) saved! Advantage Botswana!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Gaolaolwe (BOT) scores! 2-2!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Botuli (DRC) scores! 2-1 DRC!

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Mafoko (BOT) scores! 1-1

PENALTY SHOOT-OUT: Mabidi (DRC) scores … just! 1-0 DRC!

Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME: To penalties we go as Botswana waste numerous chances and draw 0-0 with DR Congo!

ShotWide_LiveScore 89′ – Masule makes a stinning save to deny Lusala’s half volley.

ShotWide_LiveScore 87′ – Tshireletso dances past his marker and drives his rising shot wide.

Sub_LiveScore 85′ – Botswana sub: Tebogo Sosome comes in for Sesinyi.

Sub_LiveScore 82′ – DR Congo sub: Mombo Masala comes in for Batezadio.

ShotWide_LiveScore 75′ – Sesinyi’s header is palmed onto the crossbar by Lomboto, before Kebatho’s effort is cleared off the line. How Botswana have not scored in this game is anybody’s guess.

Sub_LiveScore 72′ – DR Congo sub: Lobi Mantzoki comes in for Gikanji.

Sub_LiveScore 72′ – Botswana sub: Omaatla Kebatho comes in for Makgantai.

Sub_LiveScore 70′ – Botswana sub: Joel Mogorosi comes in for Seakanyeng.

ShotWide_LiveScore 68′ – A step-over by Ditsele on the right wins him a corner which the Zebras cannot make count.

Sub_LiveScore 65′ – DR Congo sub: Junior Baometo comes in for Oumba.

ShotWide_LiveScore 64′ – Lomboto counts himself lucky after being nearly dispossed by Tshireletso as he toyed with a back pass from Botuli.

ShotWide_LiveScore 62′ – DR Congo break away on the left with Gikanji, whose cross finds no takers as there are only Zebras shirts to clear.

ShotWide_LiveScore 60′ – Sesinyi has the ball in the back of the net but it is correctly ruled offside. He was just off.

ShotWide_LiveScore 58′ – Batezadio finds space in the box but his shot lacks sting.

ShotWide_LiveScore 56′ – Mabidi with a corner for DR Congo that is headed out by Kebue.

YC_LiveScore 55′ – Yellow card for Mafoko for dissent.

ShotWide_LiveScore 53′ – Ngulubi finds space on the right and sends a good low cross which Batezadi fails to do justice to.

ShotWide_LiveScore 51′ – Lomboto has to rush off his line to thwart a Botswana move initiated by Seakanyeng.

ShotWide_LiveScore 49′ – Seakanyeng’s free-kick rebounds off the cross bar and into the path of Sesinyi who heads over. Good chance for the Zebras goes begging!

YC_LiveScore 48′ – Yellow card Omba for dangerous play.

ShotWide_LiveScore 47′ – Mafoko gets the nasty end of Omba’s big boot and wins a free-kick inside his own half.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way in the second half with the score locked at 0-0!

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: No goals between Botswana and DR Congo but it is The Zebras who have had by far the better chances.

ShotWide_LiveScore 44′ – Seakanyeng forces Lomboto to dive to his right to punch a low ball out for a corner.

ShotWide_LiveScore 42′ – Masule comes off his line to pluck to safety a corner by Ngulubi.

ShotWide_LiveScore 38′ – Sesinyi beats the DR Congo offside trap but cannot find his mark past Lomboto.

ShotWide_LiveScore 34′ – Anxious moments for Botswana as Mutambala sets up an attack which Basilila can’t finish with an attempted bicycle kick.

ShotWide_LiveScore 32′ – Sesinyi breaks down the right channel only to shoot wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Save of the Tournament, hands down! Lomboto somehow keeps the ball out from Tshireletso’s point-blank shot. Sesinyi heads onto the base of the post from the resultant corner. Two more great chances for Botswana.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Sesinyi finds himself unmarked in the box but heads wide. Excellent opportunity.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Ngulubi sends a tame free-kick into the arms of Masule.

ShotWide_LiveScore 19′ – Basisila skews his shot wide from a good position.

ShotWide_LiveScore 15′ – Neither side yet to a get a grip on the game here.

ShotWide_LiveScore 13′ – Ditsele wins a free-kick deep inside his own half. Not much goal-mouth action yet.

ShotWide_LiveScore 12′ – Mafoko intercepts a threatening DR Congo attack from the middle.

ShotWide_LiveScore 9′ – Lomboto shows his composure as he dribbles past Seakenyeng following a back-pass to the goalkeeper

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – DR Congo get a free-kick just outside the box but Mabidi curls his shot over.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in our second semifinal between Botswana and DR Congo!

– Match officials – Referee: Helder De Carvalho (Angola); Asst. 1: Souru Phatsoane (Lesotho); Asst. 2: Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique).