Banyana qualify for Africa Women's Cup of Nations with victory over Botswana
Posted: 13 April 2016 Time: 10:33
Banyana Banyana thumped Botswana 3-0 in Tembisa on Tuesday to qualify for the Africa Women's Cup of Nations.
Woman of the Match Mamello Makhabane, Sanah Mollo and Nompumelelo Nyandeni netted before the break at Makhulong Stadium, as Banyana advanced with a 5-0 aggregate scoreline.
Makhabane opened the scoring in the 18th minute from the spot following a sustained bout of pressure from Vera Pauw's charges, who will be competing at the Rio Olympics in August.
Mollo, who bagged a brace in Lobatse on the weekend, struck seven minutes later after receiving a delicate pass from captain Janine van Wyk, who earned a record-extending 127th cap on the night.
Nyandeni made it 3-0 soon after with the help of a massive deflection.
Banyana have been an ever-present at the AWCN since their maiden appearance in 1995.
This is how South Africa lined up:
Roxanne Barker (GK), Lebohang Ramalepe, Nothando Vilakazi, Noko Matlou (Bambanani Mbane), Janine Van Wyk (c), Mamello Makhabane, Linda Motlhalo (Thembi Kgatlana), Amanda Dlamini, Sanah Mollo, Refiloe Jane, Nompumelelo Nyandeni (Stephanie Malherbe)
Andile Dlamini (GK), Silindile Ngubane, Christina Thembi Kgatlana, Bambanani Mbane, Octavia Nogwanya, Leandra Smeda, Stephanie Malherbe