By Uche Dozie
Sport Writer, kick442.com–Nigeria
Bayana Bayana of South Africa emerged champions of COSAFA Women’s Championship after beating Botswana two goals to one on Saturday.
The South African women won a fourth consecutive Championship and a record seventh in the eight editions held in an enthralling final.
Bayana Bayana were in front by one nil through Sibulele Holweni’s goal as early as the second minutes.
By the 65th minutes through Salgado it was two goals in favour of the defending champions as it seemed all but certain they will retain their title.
Botswana however did not go down without a fight as they made sure South Africa conceded their second goal of the tournament through Thanda goal in the 85th minutes.
At the end, Coach Desiree Ellis girls remained strong to make history winning their seventh title at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium undefeated.
Player of the Tournament: Hildah Magaia (SA)
Top Scorer: Sibulele Holweni (SA)
Golden Glove: Maitumelo Bosija (Botswana)
Fair Play: Eswatini
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