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FT – South Africa 5 Swaziland 1

Check out our live blow-by-blow coverage of the first 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup semifinal between South Africa and Swaziland at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Wednesday.

Both these sides reached this stage of the competition with 4-2 penalty shoot-out victories over Lesotho and Zambia respectively.

Starting line-ups:

South Africa XI: Reyaad Pieterse, Thembela Sikhakhane, Rivaldo Coetzee, Repo Malepe, Tebogo Moerane, Abbubaker Mobara, Lebogang Phiri, Deolin Mekoa, Judas Moseamedi, Thabiso Kutumela, Maphosa Modiba.

Subs: Nkosingiphile Gumede, Tshepo Rikhotso, Siphesihle Stuurman, Menzi Masuku, Thembinkosi Lorch, Jody February.

Swaziland XI: Sandile Ginindiza, Sifiso Mabila, Siyabonga Mdluli, Felix Badenhorst, Sibonginkosi Gamendze, Sabelo Ndzinisa, Mcolisi Lukhele, Machawe Dlamini, Njabulo Ndlovu, Tony Tsabedze, Wonder Nhleko.

Subs: Nhlanhla Gwebu, Muzi Dlamini, Sikhumbuzo Ntimane, Sanele Mkhweli, Banele Sikhondze, Phinda Dlamini, Zwele Nxumalo, Phumlani Dlamini, Mandla Palma.

 

MATCH UPDATES 

Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME: A game of two halves as South Africa overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit to win 5-1 against 10-man Swaziland!

ShotWide_LiveScore 89′ – Modiba is fed with a through pass but hits the upright when he really should have scored.

Goal_LiveScore 83′ – GOAL! Menzi Masuku has the easiest of tap-ins for his second of the night as South Africa make it 5-1!

Sub_LiveScore 81′ – South Africa sub: Thembinkosi Lorch comes in for Moseamedi.

Sub_LiveScore 76′ – Swaziland sub: Zwele Nxumalo comes in for Lukhele.

Goal_LiveScore 75′ – GOAL! Judas Moseamedi makes it 4-1 to South Africa, who are cutting Swaziland apart at the back.

ShotWide_LiveScore 74′ – Lukhele drives purposfully forward but overruns the ball and Malepe clears.

ShotWide_LiveScore 70′- Tsabedze gets between February and Coetzee, forcing the goalkeeper to make an acrobatic save.

YC_LiveScore 67′ – Yellow card for February for time-wasting.

ShotWide_LiveScore 65′ – Badenhorst receives a long ball but his shot is blocked.

Sub_LiveScore 63′ – Swaziland sub: Sanele Mkhweli comes in for Gamendze,

YC_LiveScore 62′ – Yellow card for Masuku.

Goal_LiveScore 60′ – GOAL! South Africa score again as Menzi Masuku blasts home after a mistake from Ginindiza! 3-1!

Goal_LiveScore 57′ – GOAL! The turnaround is complete as Lebogang Phiri blasts the ball home to put South Africa 2-1 ahead!

Sub_LiveScore 55′ – Swaziland sub: Phumlane Dlamini comes on for Nhleko.

ShotWide_LiveScore 54′ – Modiba beats his man but his shot is saved.

Goal_LiveScore 52′ - GOAL! And Thabiso Kutumela scores from he resultant free-kick with a low drive into the corner! 1-1!

2xY_RC_LiveScore 50′ - RED CARD! Second yellow card for Mdluli in just a few minutes for a foul on Moseamedi!

YC_LiveScore 47′ – Yellow card for Mdluli.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – The second half is under way!

Sub_LiveScore – South Africa subs: Double change for South Africa as Jody February comes in for Pieterse and Menzi Masuku comes in for Sikhakhane.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Swaziland lead 1-0 at the break. SA have had more of the ball, but not that many good chances.

ShotWide_LiveScore 43′ – Phiri is restricted to shooting from outside the box and lashes a thunderbolt over the bar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 42′ – Modiba’s shot is blocked by Mduli for a corner kick.

ShotWide_LiveScore 39′ – Moseamedi tries a long range shot that goes awefully wide.

Goal_LiveScore 38′ – GOAL! Swaziland have the lead as Tony Tsabedse beats the off-side trap after a great pass from Badenhorst!

ShotWide_LiveScore 34′ – Badenhorst wins a clean header under preasure from Sikhakhane but Pieterse saves.

ShotWide_LiveScore 33′ – Badenhorst and Tsabedse play a lovely one-two but the delivery is well held by Pieterse.

ShotWide_LiveScore 31′ – Felix Badenhorst is in space but his attempted volley is not well executed.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Lukhele’s corner for Swaziland is punched by a towering Pieterse.

ShotWide_LiveScore 27′ – Kutumela’s header is rather soft as Ginindiza saves.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Phiri with a chance of his own for South Africa. Wide from some distance.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Tsabedse with a grass cutter inches across the face of goal.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Modiba slickly sways the ball into his path but his shot is blocked by Mduli.

ShotWide_LiveScore 19′ – Pieterse comes charging far out of his goal and is beaten but Nhleko runs the ball out of play before he had a chance to shoot. Pieterse lucky he did not make contact with the player or it would have been a certain red card.

ShotWide_LiveScore 17′ – Tsabedse fires in a shot but Pieterse is at full strech to deny Swaziland a goal.

ShotWide_LiveScore 16′ – Kutumela’s volley goes flying over the bar. Goal-kick Swaziland.

ShotWide_LiveScore 13′ – Badenhorst’s first involvement is well dealt with by South Africa and Lukhele’s shot is blocked. Pieterse yet to be tested.

ShotWide_LiveScore 11′ – Cross by Modiba and Ginindiza had to be quick to save.

ShotWide_LiveScore 8′ – Great one-handed save from Ginindiza to deny Moseamedi a glorious chance.

ShotWide_LiveScore 7′ – Phiri cross and Sandile spills but Modiba cant capitalise.

ShotWide_LiveScore 6′ – Free-kick for South Africa but Mobara blasts over the bar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 4′ – Lukhele’s header is well collected by Pieterse in goal for South Africa.

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Sikhakhane delivers a good ball but Dlamini clears with diving header.

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

- Match officials - Referee: Benard Camille (Seychelles); Asst. 1: Vivian Vally (Mauritius); Asst 2: Matheus Kanyanga (Namibia)