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FT – Swaziland 1 DR Congo 0

Welcome to our live blow-by-blow coverage of the 2016 COSAFA Castle Cup third/fourth play-off between Swaziland and DR Congo at the Sam Nujoma Stadium on Saturday!

These two are vying for the bronze medal with Swaziland playing their sixth game in the tournament and DR Congo their third.

Starting line-ups: 

Swaziland XI: Nhlanhla Gwebu, Sifiso Mabila, Muzi Dlamini, Sanele Mkhweli, Sabelo Ndzinisa, Banele Sikhondze, Mcolisi Lukhele, Zwele Nxumalo, Njabulo Ndlovu, Phinda Dlamini, Mandla Palma.

Subs: Felix Badenhorst, Sibonginkosi Gamendze, Phinda Dlamini, Sandile Ginindiza, Tony Tsabedze, Wonder Nhleko.

DR Congo XI: Ley Matampi, Junior Baometo, Lomalisa Mutambala, Bompunga Botuli, Bukasa Bakangila, Lobi Manzoki, Lema Mabidi, Watshini Bukia, Bodrick Muselenge, Rudi Kupa, Sedrick Ngulubi.

Subs: Nelson Omba, Doxa Gikanji, Mukoko Batezadio, Herve Lomboto, Guy Basisila, Franck Mfuki, Bangala Litombo.

 

MATCH UPDATES

Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME: Swaziland finish third and take the bronze medal! Great tournament for them as they beat DR Congo 1-0!

ShotWide_LiveScore 90+2′ – Swaziland are just a minute away from a bronze medal

Sub_LiveScore 82′ – Swaziland sub: Phuwainkosi Dlamini comes in for Ndzinisa.

ShotWide_LiveScore 79′ – Palma just nicks the ball away from Bakangila as he prepares to shoot.

ShotWide_LiveScore 77′ – Badenehorst thought he had found his sixth goal of the tournament but his shot on goal is rightly ruled offside.

ShotWide_LiveScore 74′ – Joshua Bondo forced to re-start play after players claim they had been confused by a whistle from the terraces.

YC_LiveScore 71′ – Yellow card for Tsabedze for simulation.

Sub_LiveScore 68′ – Swaziland sub: Tony Tsabendze comes in for Sikhondze.

ShotWide_LiveScore 64′ – Ngulubi tries his luck with an angled shot that lacks the sting to trouble Gwebu.

Sub_LiveScore 62′ – DR Congo sub: Mukoko Batezadio comes in for Manzoki.

ShotWide_LiveScore 58′ – Badenhorst has another attempt on goal but drags his low shot wide off the post.

ShotWide_LiveScore 56′ – Tournament top-scorer Badenhorst tests Matampi with a sizzling shot off his first touch. Great save.

Sub_LiveScore 53′ – Swaziland sub: Felix Badenhorst comes in for Nxumalo.

Sub_LiveScore 52′ – DR Congo sub: Guy Basisila comes in for Bukia.

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

Sub_LiveScore – DR Congo sub: Bangala Litombo comes in for Baometo.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Swaziland lead 1-0 at the break but DR Congo have had some great chances. Entertaining!

Goal_LiveScore 41′ – GOAL! Excellent strike as Sabelo Ndzinisa rifles the ball into the back of the net! 1-0 Swaziland!

ShotWide_LiveScore 39′ – Nxumalo sends a cross from the left which Lukhele heads over.

ShotWide_LiveScore 38′ – Nxulamo drags his right-footed shot wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 34′ – Unlucky Ngulubi is stopped by the underside of the crossbar as his shot rebounds back into play.

ShotWide_LiveScore 30′ – Dzinisa fails to connect with a cross inside the box as he is also ruled offside.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – Ngulubi shakes his head is disbelief as Gwebu uses his reflexes to bundle his effort out for a corner from inside the box

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Gwebu has to dive to his right to block a close-range shot from Bukia.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Bukia’s cross from the free-kick is easily dealt with by Palma.

ShotWide_LiveScore 17′ – Muselenge heads just wide from the corner.

ShotWide_LiveScore 13′ – Cross from the left from Bukia straight into the goalkeeper’s hands.

ShotWide_LiveScore 12′ – Swaziland breakaway with a clearance as Muzi Dhlamini sends a cross into the box which is headed out.

ShotWide_LiveScore 7′ – A misunderstanding on the edge of the box between Matampi and his defender almost gifts Muzi Dlamini with a chance to shoot into an empty goal but he instead finds the goalkeeper.

Injury_LiveScore 6′ – Play briefly stopped as Lukhele receives attention and limps off the pitch.

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – Ngulubi tries to work his way into the Swaziland box but loses his footing and the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are underway in our third/fourth playoff between Swaziland and DR Congo!

- Match officials – Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana); Asst. 1: Zakhele Siwela (South Africa); Asst. 2: Salani Ncube (Zimbabwe).