Banyana Banyana baptise Cosafa newcomers Comoros with fire

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Banyana Banyana sit at the top of Group A with three points at the 2019 women’s Cosafa Cup after annihilating Comoros Islands 17-0 at Wolfson Stadium on Wednesday.

Captain Refiloe Jane, Mamelo Makhabane, Busisiwe Ndimeni, Ole Futulutudilo, Tiisetso Makhubela, Bambanani Nolufefe, Hilda Magaia, Kholosa Biyana and Amanda Mthandi were on the score sheet for the host country.

Due to a healthy goal difference, South Africa are ahead of Malawi though they are tied on points.

Madagascar are third while their fellow Islanders are bottom both without a point.

Coach Desiree Ellis is happy the team played with purpose.

Ellis was also pleased with the early goals in the match saying that allowed her to play the new girls and see them a little longer.

Comoros were making their debut at the regional tournament and coach Choudjay Mahandi, speaking through a translator, admits they were baptised by fire.

Mahandi, however, says if his side has to lose 20-0 in order to get better he is okay with it.

In an earlier group, A kick-off Malawi scored two late goals to defeat Madagascar 2-0. coach Abel Mkhandawire says he cannot wait to meet Banyana on Friday.

– Report by Lethabo Kganyago