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Banyana qualify for Rio Olympics by beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Bata

Posted: 18 October 2015 Time: 18:58

Banyana Banyana booked a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in Bata on Sunday.

Striker Jermaine Seoposenwe netted the all-important goal on 62 minutes at the Estadio de Bata.

In the opening stanza, Amanda Dlamini fired wide of the target early on, while goalkeeper Roxanne Barker had to deny the hosts' captain Genoveva Anonman on the half-hour mark.

Seoposenwe broke the deadlock after the interval with a strike, triggering a wave of pressure from the home side as Banyana stood firm in the latter stages to secure the result.

Vera Pauw's charges were held to a goalless draw in the first leg of the final qualifier in Tembisa a fortnight ago.

Banyana will be joined at the global showpiece by Zimbabwe, who edged Cameroon on the away goals rule following a 2-2 stalemate.

The national women's senior team made their maiden appearance at the Olympics at London 2012.

Banyana XI v Equatorial Guinea: Barker, Ramalepe, Vilakazi, Matlou, Van Wyk (c), Moodaly, Amanda Dlamini, Seoposenwe, Mollo, Jane, Nyandeni.

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