Banyana thump Botswana 10 nil


Veteran striker Portia Modise, who plies her trade for Gauteng Sasol League team Croesus Ladies, scored five goals in the match and her 97th for the South African national team.

Mamello Makhabane got a brace while Refiloe Jane, Sanah Mollo and Silindile Ngubane also registered their names on the scoresheet.

Banyana dominated most of the first half, forcing Botswana to play in their own half for most parts of the stanza.

Makhabane opened the scoring for Vera Pauw’s charges just before the half hour-mark with a shot from outside the box.

Minutes later Mollo made up for an earlier miss when she doubled the score for Banyana with a tap-in past the Botswana keeper.

Jane extended the lead in the 44th minute before Modise made the score 4–0 with minutes left before the half-time break.

Banyana picked up from where they left off in the second half with substitute Ngubane slotting in the fifth goal minutes after the restart.

The women’s national team continued with their rampage over Botswana with Modise scoring three goals, all minutes apart. Modise continued with her good form when she scored her 97th goal in the green and gold strip, and fifth of the match.

Makhabane sealed a great win for Pauw, ending the match 10–0. Banyana’s preparations for the African Women’s Championship will continue over the next three weeks before they depart for Namibia.