Banyana can’t give full throttle, but still proves to be too good for Burundi.



Banyana Banyana were extravagant in front of the net in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations Group C match with Burundi on Thursday night at the Prince Heritier Moulay Al Hassan Stadium in Morocco, but they still won 3-1 and moved closer to qualifying. for the quarterfinals.

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It was Banyana’s second win at WAFCON in Group C as South Africa beat Nigeria 2-1 in the first leg. Desiree Ellis’ men have already scored six points in two matches, coming out on top in the group.

Botswana, who won their first match against Burundi, were due to play Nigeria later on Thursday.

Banyana dominated the East Africans and could make things easier by using their chances to score, especially in the first half.

It took Banyana 20 minutes to find the back of the grid through Thembi Kgatlana. Kgatlana could have made it 2-0 a few minutes later, but the striker, who had just signed with Racing Louisville in the United States, was turned down by Burundian goalkeeper Belinda Nureraho.

This gave Burundi the chance to equalize with their first opportunity of the game and they did so thanks to Aniela Avimana in the 30th round.th minute.

However, two minutes later, Banyana took the lead again after the East Africans struggled to clear the ball and Amogelang Motau took the opportunity to make it 2-1.

Kgatlana missed another brilliant moment when she tried to score from an awkward angle, when a pass to a teammate would have been the best option, and Jermaine Seoposenwe failed to extend the lead just before the penalty break.

Just seven minutes before half-time, Banyana received her second penalty of the game after Kgatlana fouled in the box. Substitute Linda Mottlehalo took charge and made it 3-1 for the South Africans.

Banyana continued to push and create more chances, but still lacked a clinical finish to the game. Meanwhile, Burundi will take a hit when Annociate Nshirimana gets a red card in the later stages of the game. However, South Africa still couldn’t score more goals.

Banyana will now play their last group stage game against Botswana on Sunday.

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