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Record breaking Banyana thrash Comoros 17-0 in opening COSAFA clash

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

Cape Town - Defending champions South Africa have opened the defence of their COSAFA Challenge title with a 17-0 thrashing of Comoros in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

Banyana Banyana broke a long-standing record in the process, beating the previous best scoreline of 15-0 registered by Zimbabwe against Lesotho 17 years ago. 

Captain Refiloe Jane was the hero for South Africa as she registered four goals. 

She was named player of the match. 

Banyana now play Madagascar on Friday at 15:30. 

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