South African women’s national football team has moved one step further in the Africa women’s cup of nations, yesterday Banyana dismantled Equatorial Guinea in a 7-1 victory. The win guarantees that Banyana will progress to the knockout stages and possibly win the group.
In the match Banyana seven goals were scored by six different players with Linda Motlhalo scoring the opening goal. Equatorial Guinea manage to pull one back just before second half. Banyana‘s dominance only increased in the second half with five answered goals.
Banyana’s next match in group B will against Zambia on Saturday, Banyana enter the match as favourites being undefeated and top of the group. In the other group B match Nigeria defeated Zambia (4-0) this victory comes after being defeated by Banyana (0-1) this past Sunday.
There is still mathematically a chance for both Equatorial Guinea and Zambia to progress out of the group stage. However, that will require Banyana and Nigeria to slip up in there next matches which may be unlikely.
By Mokgethi Mtezuka