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FT – South Africa 3 Botswana 2

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

South Africa are going for a record-equalling fourth title in the COSAFA Castle Cup, while Botswana are seeking their first trophy win.

Starting line-ups:

South Africa XI: Reyaad Pieterse, Abbubaker Mobara, Rivaldo Coetzee, Repo Malepe, Tebogo Moerane, Deolin Mekoa, Lebogang Phiri, Aubrey Modiba, Menzi Masuku, Judas Moseamedi, Gift Motupa.

Subs: Jody February, Nkosingiphile Gumede, Tshepo Rikhotso, Siphesihle Stuurman, Thembela Sikhakhane, Thembinkosi Lorch, Thabiso Kutumela.

Botswana XI: Mwampole Masule, Tapiwa Gadibolae, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Thato Kebue, Okgabetse Makgantai, Lesego Galenamothlale, Lemponye Tshireletso, Boitumelo Mafoko, Thabang Sesinyi, Lebogang Ditsele, Lesenya Ramoraka.

Subs: Keolopile Molemi, Tebogo Sosome, Kabelo Seakanyeng, Omaatla Khebatho, Hendrick Moyo, Lebogang Maswena, Joel Mogorosi, Olekantse Mambo.

 

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Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME! South Africa are champions with a 3-2 win for their fourth COSAFA Castle Cup title! Unlucky Botswana!

Goal_LiveScore 88′ – PENALTY GOAL! Gift Motupa puts South Africa into the lead again with his second spot-kick after a handball by Mogorosi! 3-2!

ShotWide_LiveScore 82′ – Seakanyeng tries his luck from distance again and it is narrowly over the bar!

ShotWide_LiveScore 78′ – Seakanyeng hits the wall with a free-kick effort.

ShotWide_LiveScore 75′ – Kutumela and Modiba combine but Botswana get a block in.

Goal_LiveScore 70′ – GOAL! A disaster for Pieterse as he fumbles an easy free-kick take from Kabelo Seakanyeng’s set-piece into the net and Botswana equalise! 2-2!

Goal_LiveScore 66′ – GOAL! South Africa have the lead as Thabiso Kutumela has a tap-in after being set up by Motupa! 2-1!

ShotWide_LiveScore 64′ – Four corner-kicks in succession for Botswana but Pieterse punches away on two occasions as South Africa hold on.

Sub_LiveScore 61′ – Botswana sub: Kabelo Seakanyeng comes in for Galenamothlale.

Sub_LiveScore 60′ – Botswana sub: Joel Mogorosi comes in for Sesinyi.

Sub_LiveScore 55′ – South Africa sub: Thabiso Kutumela comes in for Moseamedi.

ShotWide_LiveScore 55′ – Masuku plays a lovely one-two with Motupa, but blast his shot wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 53′ – Galenamotlhale produces a stunning long-range shot but is denied by the crossbar with Pieterse beaten!

ShotWide_LiveScore 50′ – Scramble in the South African box but finally they clear.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are back under way for the second half with South Africa and Botswana locked at 1-1.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: The teams are locked at 1-1 at the break, SA have edged the chances.

ShotWide_LiveScore 44′ – Motupa feeds Modiba, but his shot is a complete miscue.

ShotWide_LiveScore 43′ – Moseamedi is causing havoc on the left for Botswna. He delivers a cross but his teamates are far behind.

YC_LiveScore 41′ – Yellow card for Makgantai.

ShotWide_LiveScore 40′ – Moseamedi thinks he is clear on goal but is flagged for offside. 50-50 call.

ShotWide_LiveScore 36′ – Moseamedi flicks in a lovely ball for Motupa but Masule intercepts.

Goal_LiveScore 33′ – PENALTY GOAL! Gift Motupa equalises from the spot! 1-1!

YC_LiveScore 32′ – Yellow card for Mafoko as he gives away a penalty to South Africa after a foul on Moseamedi!

ShotWide_LiveScore 27′ – Motupa is set free by Moseamedi his shot is saved by Masule. BIG chance for an equaliser gone.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Mobara has a shot off target.

ShotWide_LiveScore 25′ – Sesinyi with a low drive this time Pieterse clings to it.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – It’s that man again Makgantai with a shot. Shieled by Malepe off target this time.

YC_LiveScore 23′ – Yellow card for Modiba for a foul on Makgantai.

ShotWide_LiveScore 22′ – South Africa are seeing most of the ball, but are not troubling Masule.

Goal_LiveScore 16′ – GOAL! Botswana have the lead as Onkabetse Makgantai floats the ball over Pieterse! 1-0!

ShotWide_LiveScore 14′ – Coetzee clears the ball in the path of Sisinyi, but he cannot make anything of it.

ShotWide_LiveScore 12′ – Big diving header by Mafoko to deny Modiba a chance at goal.

Injury_LiveScore 9′ – Moseamedi is injured and will get medical attention. He seems OK.

ShotWide_LiveScore 7′ – Moseamedi’s square ball is picked by Masule. South Africa are on the acceleration here.

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – Moseamedi has the ball in the back of the net but the flag is up for offside. Correct call.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the COSAFA Castle Cup final between South Africa and Botswana!

- Match officials – Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia); Asst. 1: Jerson Dos Santos (Angola); Asst. 2: Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique)