South Africa 2-0 Botswana: Kgatlana and Salgado help Banyana Banyana silence Mares | Goal.com

Desiree Ellis’ facet wrapped up their worldwide friendlies on a excessive following their victory over their neighbours in Johannesburg

South Africa’s senior ladies’s crew wrapped up their April worldwide friendlies on a excessive, after a 2-0 victory over Botswana on Tuesday.

Banyana Banyana got here into the tie on the heels of a 3-1 victory over Zambia courtesy of Noko Matlou’s brace and Thembi Kgatlana’s purpose.

Banyana had been hoping to increase their dominance over their opponents, having overwhelmed the Mares in final 12 months’s Cosafa Girls’s Cup closing, as they step up the preparations for the Africa Girls’s Cup of Nations qualifier. 

In a quest for a win, coach Desiree Ellis ringed modifications to the squad that defeated Zambia, beginning Kaylin Swart, Tiisetso Makhubela, Koketso Tlailane Noxolo Cesane instead of captain Andile Dlamini, Bongeka Gamede, Sibulele Holweni and Kgaelebane Mohlakoana.

After a cagey, scoreless, first half, the hosts made a positive restart within the second half as Thembi Kgatlana got here shut within the fiftieth minute however was halted by Botswana goalkeeper Sedilame Bosija.

A minute later, the Eibar striker discovered the breakthrough due to an outstanding strike to place the hosts in entrance, along with her second purpose in two matches on the Wits College Stadium.

Banyana consolidated their slim lead when Gabriela Salgado beat her marker earlier than firing previous Bosija within the 56th minute to ensure her facet’s overcome the guests.

The victory over Botswana noticed Ellis’ facet prolong their head-to-head benefit over their rivals, with 9 wins and two attracts in 11 ties.

Following the back-to-back wins this month, the supervisor shall be hoping to have the complete complement of her squad accessible when the crew regroups within the subsequent Fifa worldwide break arising in June.

Alternatively, Botswana head coach Gaoletlhoo Nkutlwisang shall be pleased with her younger gamers regardless of the loss to Banyana as they gear up for the upcoming Awcon qualifiers.

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