Banyana lifts up Cosafa Championship trophy

2017-09-24 18:49
Banyana Banyana with Cosafa Championship trophy (SAFA)

Cape Town - Banyana Banyana has won the 2017 Cosafa Women's Championship crown after defeating Zimbabwe at the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo.

South Africa claimed their fourth title with a 2-1 victory on Sunday.

According to, Chrestinah Kgatlana scored the opener for Desiree Ellis' charges just before half-time. However,  Zimbabwe's tournament top-scorer Rutendo Makore equalised with 17 minutes remaining in the game.

Leandra Smeda scored a 90th minute winner to take South Africa to victory. as South Africa claimed the 2017 Cosafa Women’s Championship crown with a 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe at the Barbourfields Stadium in Bulawayo on Sunday.

Ellis has now become the first individual to win the Cosafa Women's Championship as both a player and a coach.

Kgatlana was named Player of the Tournament, with Makore finishing as the leading scorer.

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