Banyana outclassed in final

2012-11-11 21:00

Johannesburg - Hosts Equatorial Guinea struck three times in the second half to outclass South Africa 4-0 in the final of the African Women's Championships in Malabo on Sunday evening.

Banyana Banyana, looking for their first continental title after reaching the final for the fourth time, managed to hold off the host nation for most of the first half.

Gloria Chinasa, however, netted with a close-range header in the 43rd minute to give Equatorial Guinea the lead at the interval, and they tore clear after the break.

Striker Tiga came on as a replacement in the 65th minute, and she scored from a volley a few seconds later to stretch the gap.

Geneveva Ayonman netted with less than 20 minutes left, and a minute later Chinasa bagged her brace as Banyana were left floundering.

The South Africans had lost only one other match in the tournament, having gone down to the hosts in the opening game.

Equatorial Guinea, who scored 18 goals and did not concede once in five games, lifted the trophy for the second time in the last three editions of the continental showpiece.

Cameroon beat Nigeria 1-0 to win the third-place playoff.

The next edition of the tournament will be held in Namibia in 2014.


  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-12 05:14

    Shame they did so well in the first half but then they replaced Janine and yeah all the goals came in. This still should do something for the FIFA ranking and hey they better than the boys by far!!!

  • rudzanimulaudzi.mulaudzi - 2012-11-12 09:13

    Banyana management team must start focusing on developing new fast talented players, to avoid what Bafana did after 1996 they let the whole team grow up together and retire all of them at the same time, now we left with no backup plan. The sooner the better.

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