Bafana Bafana

Banyana retain COSAFA Championship title in epic final

Refiloe Jane (Gallo Images)
Refiloe Jane (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Banyana Banyana has won the 2018 COSAFA Women's Championship crown after defeating Cameroon at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

South Africa claimed their fifth title with a 2-1 victory on Saturday.

Striker Refiloe Jane scored the opener for Desiree Ellis' charges just before half-time. However, Cameroon's Edith Ngo Mbeleck equalised in the 66th minute.

It wasn't over for the reigning champions, as Jane completed a brace in stoppage time to seal victory for South Africa.

Banyana Banyana has won all their five matches - defeated Madagascar 2-1, beat Botswana 1-0, walloped Malawi 6-0, brushed aside Uganda 2-0 and now defeating Cameroon in a thrilling final.

They have scored 13 goals and conceded only two.

Banyana Banyana IX vs Cameroon:

Kaylin Swart (GK), Lebohang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Noko Matlou, Janine Van Wyk (C), Kgaelebane Mohlakoana, Linda Motlhalo, Thembi Kgatlana, Refiloe Jane, Kholosa Biyana, Jermaine Seoposenwe

Subs: Andile Dlamini (GK), Roxanne Barker (GK), Regina Mogolola, Gabriela Salgado, Bambanani Mbane, Morifi Chuene, Thato Letsoso, Nompumelelo Nyandeni, Khanya Xesi

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
Having lost the first Test against the British & Irish Lions, can the Springboks recover to win the series?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Yes, they will win the series 2-1. Go Bokke!
53% - 3034 votes
The Boks will win a Test, but will lose the series 2-1.
29% - 1645 votes
It's not looking good. A 3-0 whitewash is on the cards.
18% - 1057 votes