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2018 Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Women’s Championship semi-finals: South Africa v Uganda, 20 September 2018.

Following Banyana’s smooth passage into the semi-finals of this year’s 2018 COSAFA women’s championship, South Africa faces Uganda’s ‎Crested Cranes at the 10,000-seater Wolfson Stadium in KwaZakhele, Port Elizabeth at 15h00 this afternoon.

Former player, current under 17’s coach and popular SuperSport TV Analyst Simphiwe Dludlu sent the team good wishes.

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“Every game we support your effort to be on the field and fight for your country… Good luck @vilakazivivow @Banyana_Banyana 🇿🇦,” read the post.

Banyana’s road to the semi-finals saw it first defeat Madagascar 2-1, then followed with a 1-0 win over Botswana before the 6-0 demolition of Malawi.

Uganda reached the last four after wins over Swaziland (4-3), Zimbabwe (2-1) and a draw versus Namibia (0-0).

Banyana look to continue its dominance of Southern Africa, after winning the tournament’s last edition in 2016, with a win in today’s semis.

Here is how coach Desiree Ellis has set out her team for Uganda:

20 K.Swart, 2 L.Ramalepe, 3 N.Vilakazi, 4 N.Matlou, 5 J.Van Wyk (captain), 6 K.Mohlakoana, 10 L.Matlhalo, 11 T.Kgatlana, 12  J.Seoposenwe, 15 R.Jane, 19 K.Biyana.

Substitutes: 1 R.Barker, 7 R.Mogolola, 8 K.Xesi, 9 G.Salgado, 13 B.Mbane, 14 M.Chuene, 16 A.Dlamini, 17 T.Letsoso, 18 N.Nyandeni.

The victorious team will meet the winner, between Zambia and Cameroon, in the 2018 final on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at the same venue. 

 Siseko Gwegwe
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