Magaia secures Banyana's position in Cosafa Women's Championship final

Magaia secures Banyana's position in Cosafa Women's Championship final

- Banyana Banyana have secured their place in the Cosafa Women's Championship Final

- This after a hat-trick by Hilda Magaia in the second-half pushed the team to a 6-2 win over Malawi

- Banyana Banyana will face Botswana in the final scheduled for tomorrow, 14 November

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South Africas national women's soccer team, thrashed Malawi 6-2 at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth. A hat-trick by Hildah Magaia will send the team into the final of the 2020 Cosafa Women’s Championship.

The first-half was a bit hectic with Samir Amido of Malawi being handed her marching orders for a terrible tackle on Magaia, 20 minutes into the match.

Magaia gained an advantage for South Africa in the 62nd minute and again in the 68th minute. 15 minutes from time, Magaia netted her third (Banyana's sixth) shattering Malawi's dream of a spot in the final.

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Banyana Banyana heads to COSAFA women's championship final thanks to move by Magaia

A hat-trick by Hildah Magaia (left) has sent Banyana Banyana into the Cosafa women's championship final. Source: @Banyana_Banyana / Twitter
Source: Twitter

According to GOAL, Banyana Banyana will be facing Botswana in the final at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, 14 November. While News24 reported that Botswana had beat Zambia 2-1 in their semi-final game.

Take a look at some of the reactions from Twitter users below:

@Nja_jobeh67 wrote:

"Increase their Bonuses... Even if Bafana players get nothing I won't see the problem."

@morolong_k said, referring to Magaia:

"Star this one. With this Cosafa squad I can safely say Banyana's future is in safe hands."

@khomo1010 also tweeted about Magaia:

"Man, the quality in this lady!!! Sweet left foot."

In other soccer news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on fans reacting to Irvin Khoza's re-election as Chairman of Soccer League. Soccer fans took to social media to react to the news that Irvin Khoza had been re-elected, unopposed as the Chairman of the National Soccer League.

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In addition to soccer fans, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) posted a statement congratulating Irvin on his re-election. They praised him for his role in transforming the sport in Mzansi and his commitment and passion for soccer is evident.

He has held onto the position for 18 years, ever since he was first elected in 2002. Some social media users suggested that he step aside. Some say his proximity to the Orlando Pirates is a conflict of interest.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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