Cape Town - Banyana Banyana have qualified for the CAF
Women Nations Cup finals scheduled for Ghana in November this year after
walloping hapless Lesotho.
Goals came from Jermaine Seoposenwe, Chantelle Esau, Hilda
Magaia and Leandra Smeda secured a 7-0 aggregated win at the Dr Petrus Molemela Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
And true to coach Desiree Ellis’
prediction, the girls were full value of their emphatic win as they ran riot in
front of a good crowd.
The win keeps Ellis and her charges on track to reach
the Women FIFA World Cup in France next year.
Leading 1-0 from the first-leg, Banyana
Banyana were off the blocks early and Esau could have doubled that
advantage but her effort went well wide of the target.
Moments later Seoposenwe
doubled the hosts advantage when she out-sprinted the Lesotho defence and buried
a good angled shot.
That was the goal Banyana Banyana needed
and 2 minutes later made it was 2-0 when Esau made no mistake from inside the box.
Thereafter, it was one-way
traffic as Desiree Ellis charges threatened to run riot.
Kgaelebane Mohlakoane was having a good
game on the right flank and twice came close to scoring in the opening 15
minutes. With Lesotho looking shell-shocked, the hosts played with conviction
and flamboyance which have become the hallmark of their recent game.
Smeda then came face to face with
Lesotho keeper, but her effort was well saved on the 28th minute. Esau missed
another golden opportunity when she sent her effort wide on the 35th minute as
the rare heat at this time of the year started to take its toll.
Soon after half-time, captain Refiloe Jane
miscued her shot when she was put clear. Essau made it 3-0 on the day with a good
finish, moments after restart.
Seoposenwe also completed her brace when
she made no mistake from just inside the box on the 59th minute to make it 4-0
on the day and 5-0 on aggregate.
Magaia made it 5-0 on the 77th minute as Banyana Banyana kept the foot on the pedal while Smeda made added another goal before the final whistle.