Five-star Banyana Banyana clinch semis spot

Five-star Banyana Banyana clinch semis spot
18 October 2014 08:38

South Africa booked their place at the semis in grand style beating Algeria 5-1 in their Group B clash on Saturday at the Independence Stadium.

The huge scoreline ensured Banyana Banyana passage into last four, finishing ahead of Ghana, who also beat Cameroon 1-0 in the group’s other fixture, on superior goals.

South Africans had to endure for their first win at the championship and it came timely earning them a place at the semis, which puts their ambitions of reaching the World Cup for the first time.

With three points already in their bag, Algeria needed at least a draw to go through but they met a South African side whose determination was very high.

Banyana Bannyana led 2-0 at half time with Amanda Dlamini scoring the opener on 36 minutes before veteran Portia Modise doubled the lead four minutes before the break.

The South Africans could even afford the luxury of wasting a penalty on 17 minutes, after Modise failed to score from the spot.

On 70 minutes, Sanah Mollo scored the third goal before Mamello Makhabane netted the fourth goal on 82 minutes.

Three minutes from time, Modise completed her brace with the fifth goal before Naima Bouhani grabbed a consolation for ‘Les Fennecs Dames’ in stoppage time.

South Africa will face Nigeria in the first semi-final on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 before Cameroon battles Cote d’Ivoire in the other semis clash later, both at the Sam Nujoma Stadium.

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9. Amanda Dlamini (South Africa)


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