- The South African National Women's soccer team, Banyana Banyana, have become the Cosafa Women's Champions yet again
- Banyana Banyana secured their title after defeating Botswana 2-1 in the final in Port Elizabeth over the weekend
- This is Banyana Banyana's seventh Cosafa Women's Championship title and their fouth in succession
Banyana Banyana have bagged their seventh Cosafa Women's Championship title, their fourth consecutive title. The ladies in green and gold managed to defeat Botswana 2-1 in the Cosafa Championship final over the weekend.
19-year-old Sibulele Holweni took home the Cosafa Golden Boot Award while Hilda Magaia, who scored an amazing hat-trick in the semi-final against Malawi, was named Player of the Tournament.
Coach Desiree Ellis introduced the majority of the young squad this year with a mere six players returning from 2019.
A reported by eNCA stated that Holweni gave Banyana Banyana an early lead in the final, taking her goal tally up to eight. According to EWN, Gabriela Salgado scored the second goal for the young squad.
Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the responses to the amazing news from social media users.
"What a wow. I'm very much proud of Banyana Banyana. Doing the most. Never disappoint."
"Congratulations girls, you have made us proud, big up to you."
"Well done, keep up the good work."
Briefly.co.za previously reported on Banyana after Magaia secured their position in the Cosafa Women's Championship final. South Africa's national women's soccer team thrashed Malawi 6-2 at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth. A hat-trick by Hildah Magaia sent 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) goal, shattering Malawi's dream of a spot in the final.
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