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09/06/2013 15:00

Banyana thrash Mozambique

Posted: 10 June 2013 Time: 07:49

South Africa's national women's team, Banyana Banyana, hammered Mozambique 5-0 in an international friendly played at Kanyamazane Stadium on Sunday.

The game got off to a slow start but the experience in the Banyana team began to show as the match progressed. The hosts then took firm control of the match as they gained momentum to rattle a shaky Mozambican defence.

Silindile Ngubane broke the deadlock with a 37th minute goal and from then it was one-way traffic as Joseph Mkhonza’s charges turned on the heat in emphatic fashion.

The South Africans were all over the visitors after the opener and it was a question of time before a glut of goals opened up. The hosts finished the first-half leading 1-0.

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The South African ladies picked up from where they left off and just three minutes into the second half the visitors appear to crumble under pressure with Celia Uate putting the ball in her own net for Banyana’s second goal.

Former captain Amanda Dlamini controlled the game with great aplomb. It was Dlamini’s great run down the right flank that resulted in Ngubane slotting in the third goal of the match.

Dlamini was once again instrumental in the team’s fourth goal. This time Nocawe Sikiti latched on to a well-timed Dlamini pass to chip the ball into the net.

Then Dlamini capped her inspiring performance with a goal of her own to seal a memorable victory for the hosts.

The former Banyana captain picked up the Diski Queen of the game for her instrumental role in the victory.

Safa

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