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Own goal sees Malawi vs Bafana

2015-05-27 08:00

CAPE TOWN — Shakes Mashaba’s charges will face Malawi in the Cosafa Cup Plate semi-final after being defeated by Botswana.

Bafana Bafana lost to their neighbours 7-6 on penalties on Sunday while Malawi were also knocked out via penalties against Mozambique.

Mozambique snatched a 2-2 draw against the Flames in stoppage time to send their quarter-final tie to a penalty shootout.

Malawi skipper Lucky Malata conceded an early own-goal after his wild attempt to clear the ball backfired.

Muhammad Sulumba levelled matters six minutes into the second half through a powerful header following a corner. Lambikani Mzava nudged Malawi ahead on 90 minutes after a harshly awarded spot-kick.

Mzava, however, hit the back of his own net after a low cross during additional time. It took 14 penalties to settle the shootout 5-4 in favour of the Mozambicans with Ussama Mutumane calmly converting his to book a semi-final showdown against Botswana.

• The Royal Bafokeng Stadium will play host to the Plate section with Bafana and Malawi set to clash at 7.30 pm tonight. — AFP


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