Banyana revives their hope after beating Senegal

Banyana Banyana striker Andisiwe Mgcoyi scored the only goal of the
match against Senegal to keep her team's CAF African Women
Championship 2012 title hopes alive in Group A action at the Malabo
stadium on Wednesday, 31 October 2012.

 The tall Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies (Sasol League Gauteng) player
finished off a good move after a period of extensive Banyana Banyana
pressure in the 70th minute, to give the South Africans a hard-fought
and much-needed win after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to hosts Equatorial
Guinea at the same venue.

The Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana will leave the island for the
mainland on Thursday, 1 November 2012, to prepare for their final
Group A, fixture, against the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Bata on
Saturday, 3 November 2012.

This was Senegal's second defeat in the tournament, having gone down
1-0 to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday.

Fielding an attack-minded formation, the South Africans had too much
pace on the flanks for Senegal, with Nothando Vilakazi - moved from
left back defender to left wing for the match - causing lot of trouble
among the Senegalese defenders. 

Against Senegal, Banyana Banyana's midfield dominated possession and
the South Africans could have had a healthy advantage by half-time. In
the seventh minute, the livewire Mgcoyi latched on to a superb
through-ball to beat the Senegalese offside but saw her attempted lob
going narrowly wide with the advancing goalkeeper Mariane Fall well
beaten.

Portia Modise, playing her 100th international game, was in attacking
mood, but was also thwarted by some good goalkeeping by Fall.

In the second half, Banyana Banyana head coach Joseph Mkhonza
continued his offensive approach with Bloemfontein Celtics Ladies
(Sasol League Free State) striker Sanah Mollo and Durban Ladies (Sasol
League KwaZulu Natal) goal-hungry Silindile Ngubane - on for Noko
Matlou and Nocawe Skiti respectively - playing key roles in forcing
the Senegalese side back into their own half for long periods of play.

Spurs WFC (Sasol League Western Cape) speedster Jermaine Seoposenwe -
on for Mgcoyi in the final minutes of the match - also looked
dangerous on the attack.

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