Banyana Banyana settles for third position

By FOCUS REPORTER

Well executed goals from Banyana Banyana’s Nocawe Skiti and Amanda Dlamini saw the hosts to a 2-0 win over Cameroon to claim third spot at the CAF African Women Championship 2010, at the Sinaba stadium in Daveyton, near Johannesburg today.

The plan of national coach Augustine Makalakalane to play a 4 (defenders), 3 (midfielders), 3 (strikers) strategy worked superbly with Banyana Banyana having the better share of match possession and better scoring chances.

Skiti, who plays for Cape Town Roses in the Sasol League in the Western Cape, was on hand to head downwards a cross from Noko Matlou, with the ball ending in the Cameroon goal net in the 8th minute of the first half.

Dlamini’s goal was just as impressive when she produced a powerful header to finish off a move resulting from a corner kick, seven minutes before halftime.

“The Banyana Banyana team showed that there is a prosperous future for women’s football in SA and I am sure that the national team empowered out nation with the courageous performances that they produced against Cameroon here today,” said Banyana Banyana coach Augustine Makalakalane afterwards.

Dlamini was named as the Player of the Match, finishing the tournament with four goals.

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