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Botswana impress at COSAFA Cup  2018

Botswana impress at COSAFA Cup 2018

UPDATED: 11 Jun 2018

Botswana's brave performance at the 2018 COSAFA Cup, came to end with a 3-0 loss to South Africa in the Plate final. Prior to this, Botswana proved a tough side to beat under coach Major David Bright, having not lost a game in regulation time in five matches at the Cosafa Cup.

Botswana beat Angola, drew with Malawi and cruised past Mauritius 6-0 in the group stage, then lost on penalties against full-strength Zimbabwe, the tournament favourites, in the quarters. Even in their fifth game in eight days, notably tiring in the second half, Botswana beat Swaziland 2-0 in the Plate semis.

Botswana set a new record for the biggest win in Cosafa CUP. Onkabetse  Makgantai, of Botswana, was awarded the COSAFA golden boot with his 5 goals.  He broke Botswana all-time record (4) set by Jerome Ramatlhakwane in Zambia in 2013. Kabelo Seakanyeng also impressed with 5 goals.

Group Stage:

  • Botswana 2-1 Angola
  • Botswana 1-1 Malawi
  • Botswana 6-0 Mauritius


  • Botswana 1-1 Zimbabwe (1-3)

Plate semi-finals

  • Botswana 2-0 Swaziland

Plate finals

  • Botswana 0-3 South Africa

Goals scored: 12
Goals conceded: 6
Clean sheets: 2

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