Welcome to our live coverage the Group B clash between Botswana and hosts South Africa at the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships at the Moruleng Stadium on Monday.
South Africa have already qualified for the semifinals as group winners, while Botswana have yet to secure a point in the competition.
Botswana XI: Tumisang Selolwane, Goitseone Legopelo, Thatayaone Ditlhokwe, Thato Kebue, Gape Mohutsiwa, Michael Tinye, Tshepho Malgas, Ronaldo Fortune, Tiroyaone Maome, Kitso Mangolo, Mothusi Cooper.
South Africa XI: Darren Johnson, Kabelo Seriba, Sphumelele Mbulu, Tercious Malepe, Givemore Khupe, Keletso Makgalwa, Sifundo Sibiya, Sibongakonke Mbatha, Nkosingiphile Ngcobo, Sipho Mbule, Itumeleng Shopane
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FULLTIME: South Africa hold on for the win to make it three wins from three!
73′ – South Africa sub: Itumeleng Shopane out and in comes Menzi Ndwandwe.
72′ – Botswana sub: Ronaldo Fortune out and in comes Mpho Kgomo.
65′ – GOAL! Sibongakonke Mbatha makes it 1-0 for South Africa!
52′ – South Africa’s Itumeleng Shopane’s glorious chance to put his team ahead grazes past the left upright!
47′ – South Africa’s Sibongakonke Mbatha’s connection from a Sifundo Sibiya header goes over the bar as the hosts seek an opener in this encounter.
46′ – We are back under way in the second half.
HALFTIME: The whistle has gone with both teams tied at 0-0.
36′ – South Africa’s Sifundo Sibiya heads wide of goal with only Botswana goalkeeper Selolwane to beat.
26′ – Action continues to swing from one end to the other as both teams seek the opener here.
16′ – South Africa is forced to defend and push the ball for a corner-kick as Botswana show a no-nonsense mood.
15′ – South Africa’s captain Malepe has his header from inside the box cut out by Botswana goalkeeper Selolwane.
13′ – Botswana exchange deft passes as they attack the South African goal, but it comes to nothing.
11 – The referee flashes the first yellow card of this encounter for South africa’s Sphumelele Mbulu for handling the ball deliberately.
1′ – We are under way in the match between Botswana and South Africa!
– The referee for today’s clash is Nomore Musundire from Zimbabwe.
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