Qualifier: Banyana survive Tunisia

2011-04-18 00:00

BANYANA Banyana survived a thrilling 6-5 penalty shoot-out to see off Tunisia in an Olympic qualifier second leg fixture played in cold conditions at the Olympique d’el Menzah Stadium in Tunis yesterday.

Goalkeeper Thoko Mndaweni pulled off a save with her legs from the sixth Tunisian penalty kick to seal the win.

The match was forced into extra time after Tunisia’s Imene Troudi scored from the penalty spot, after the ball struck the hand of Janine van Wyk in the penalty area with two minutes remaining.

This cancelled out the 1-0 lead that the South Africans had built from the first leg played in Durban on April 2.

Banyana Banyana are in a group of four teams. The top two sides after the next round of matches will qualify to represent Africa at the 2012 London Olympics.

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