Bellow is our live coverage of the opening match of the 2016 COSAFA Under-20 Championships, sponsored by PPC, between Group A nations Swaziland and Botswana at the Moruleng Stadium.
Botswana XI: Tumisang Selolwane, Goitseone Legopelo, Michael Tinye, Thatayaone Dithokwe, Thato Kebue, Gape Mohutsiwa, Mpho Kgomo, Mothusi Cooper, Ronaldo Fortune, Aobakwe Tshobo, Tiroyaone Maome.
Swaziland XI: Mlamuli Lukhele, Peter Dlamini, Vusumuzi Vilakati, Saviola Gamedze, Ali Matse, Mduduzi Mabuza, Bhekani Mthembu, Bongwa Matsebula, Sihlongonyane Palma, Sanele Ngcamphalala, Mzwandile Kunene.
FULLTIME: Swaziland hold on for the deserved win and take the initiative in Group A!
76′ – GOAL! Swaziland double their lead at Matse bundles home a second!
72′ – Kgomo goes close for Botswana as he finds himself one-on-one with the keeper, but cannot beat his man!
68 – Botswana’s Cooper is faced with a yawning goal but blasts over the bar!
53′ – Botswana survive another scare as the referee disallows a second for Swaziland for offside.
51′ – It has started to rain at the Moruleng Stadium as the action continues to swing from end to end.
48′ – Botswana’s Maome fluffs golden chance to level the scores as his weak effort is cleared by the Swazi keeper!
46′ – We are back under way in the second period!
HALFTIME: Swaziland deservedly lead 1-0, they have hit the post twice as well!
34′ – GOAL! Swaziland finally score as Mthembu crashes the ball into the net! 1-0!
28′ – CLOSE AGAIN! It’s Mabuza’s turn to hit the post for Swaziland. What must they do to score?
25′ – CLOSE! Gamedze hits against the post of Botswana goal with a low shot. Closest we have come to a goal!
15′ – No goals in the first 15 minutes but the better chances have fallen to Swaziland!
12′ – Botswana counter-attacks but Maswena’s shot is smothered by Swaziland keeper Dlamini.
10′ – Matsepula fires straight at Botswana keeper Selolwane. Good chance!
8′ – Matsepula is caught offside as Swaziland continue to press for the opening goal.
3′ – Matsi hits the side-netting for Swaziland as we go close to the opening goal.
1′ – And we are under way in the opening game of the tournament!
– We are just 10 minutes away from kick-off at the Moruleng Stadium!
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