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Banyana retain COSAFA Championship title in epic final

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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

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