Bantwana demolish Seychelles 28-0 in Cosafa Under-17 mismatch

by FariedaSeptember 23, 2019

Oyisa Marhasi scored a first-half double hattrick and substitute Tiffany Kortjie repeated the feat in the second half as South Africa’s Bantwana recorded an incredible 28-0 win over Seychelles in their Cosafa Women’s Under-17 Championship in Port Louis, Mauritius, on Saturday.

Bantwana smash lacklustre Seychelles

Bantwana’s one-sided victory significantly betters the record 17-0 scoreline that the country’s senior women’s side set just over one month ago when they defeated Comoros at the Cosafa Women’s Championship in Port Elizabeth.

Captain Jessica Wade, Nabeelah Galant and Sonika Mzingeli scored hattricks too as 11 players got their names on the scoresheet as South Africa romped to a 15-0 lead at halftime with coach Simphiwe Dludlu’s new-look line-up showing little mercy to their rookie opponents.

Marhasi and Kortojie are now joint top goal-scorers in the tournament.

Bantwana’s victory came after Yaone Modise and Christinah Monyatsi both scored twice to lead Botswana to a one-sided 6-0 drubbing of Madagascar in the opening Group B outing.

Botswana dominate as well

It took almost 20 minutes before Botswana broke the deadlock against Madagascar in the opening game on a cloudy day in Mauritius as defender Serati Modisenyane showed the way.

Modise then grabbed the second with an impressive shot from outside the penalty area to ensure a 2-0 lead for Botswana.

But in the second half it proved largely one-sided as Monyatsi made it 3-0 after 58 minutes and Modise notched her second goal with some 11 minutes left on the clock.

Substitute Bofelo Rantsho added her name to the scoresheet with just two minutes remaining but the final act of the game fell to Monyatsi for a resounding ‘six of the best’.

Host Mauritius headline the action at the St. François Xavier Stadium on Sunday.

Mauritius started the tournament with an impressive 5-1 win over fellow Indian Ocean islanders Comoro,s but will likely face much stiffer opposition when they meet guest competitors Uganda.

Uganda drew 1-1 with Zambia in their opening game on Friday, making this a key encounter for both sides if they are to advance to the semifinals.

The earlier game in Group A sees Comoros tackle Zambia at the same venue.

– African News Agency (ANA), Editing by Michael Sherman


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