LIVE – Madagascar 1 Swaziland 1

Written by  COSAFA

Catch our our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup Group B decider between Madagascar and Swaziland from the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Friday.


Madagascar XI:
 Jean Dieudonne, Njakanirina Tobisia, Fenolahy Zenith, Francois Andrianomenjanahary,


Michael Rabeson, Ardino Raveloarisona, Dina Razanakoto, Sarivahy Vombola, Lantoniaina Andriamanalina, Rinho Randriamanjaka, Martin Rakotoharimalala.

Swaziland XI: Mphikeleli Dlamini, Sifiso Mabila, Sifiso Nkambule, Siyabonga Mdluli, Sikhumbuzo Ntimane, Machawe Dlamini, Tony Tsabedze, Mthunzi Mkhontfo, Xolani Sibandze, Zweli Nxumalo, Mxolisi Lukhele.

Referee: Ruzive Ruzive (Zimbabwe); 1st Asst: Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique); 2nd Asst: Gilbert Lista (Seychelles); 4th Official: Duncan Lengani (Malawi)

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – We are under way in the first half!

ShotWide_LiveScore 3 – Madagascar goalkeeper Dieudonne has already been forced into a save from a back pass.

Goal_LiveScore 7′ – GOAL! Randriamanjaka scores from penalty spot! Mabila fouled Madagascar attacker Dina Razanakoto for the penalty.

ShotWide_LiveScore 11′ – Madagascar still lead 1-0 and look in control whereas Swaziland are taking time to come out of the blocks.

ShotWide_LiveScore 15′ – Madagascar clear their lines to keep Swaziland at bay.

ShotWide_LiveScore 17′ – Swaziland keeper Mphikeleli Dlamini comes out his line to collect the ball being chased by Vombola.

ShotWide_LiveScore 18′ – Swaziland free-kick; their second taken by Nxumalo. Madagascar keeper punches ball wide for a corner. Swaziland win another corner. Madagascar clear the danger.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Swaziland launch a counter attack through Lukhele but he cannot pick out a team mate in time and losses ball.

ShotWide_LiveScore 23′ – Madagascar free kick taken from their half. Swaziland defence whips ball away for safety.

ShotWide_LiveScore 25′ – Vombola’s speculative shot from range goes over the bar.

ShotWide_LiveScore26′ – Swaziland spread the ball from left to right trying to slice open Madagascar defence.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Swaziland corner, but whistle blown for foul in box. Swaziland should be wary of Madagascar counter attacks!

ShotWide_LiveScore 30′ – Lukhele fouled to earn Swaziland a free-kick, but Madagascar put bodies in the way and retrieve ball.

ShotWide_LiveScore 32′ – Tsabedze’s powerful shot is blocked.

ShotWide_LiveScore 33′ – Mdluli takes a long free-kick from Swaziland defence. The ball pushed back.

ShotWide_LiveScore 37′ – Swaziland earns corner on the left. Ball squared outside 18 box. Nxumalo shot blocked. Madagascar counter attack and Swaziland keeper dives to save the situation.

ShotWide_LiveScore40′ – Ntimane crosses ball from left in counter attack, but Madagascar has many numbers in box to clear ball forward.

corner 42′ – Swaziland wins a corner. Tobisa heads out for a corner. Swaziland has a shooting opportunity but the penalty box is crowded. Madagascar survive again.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Madagascar lead, but Swaziland’s late flurry of chances in the first half shows they are not out of this yet.

Sub_LiveScore Lesotho sub:  Jane is withdrawn for Tumelo Katlang.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 46′ – We are under way in the second half!

ShotWide_LiveScore48′ – Swaziland get a corner as Lantoiaiana clears ball out. Madagascar contain the threat. Swaziland have started well trying to stretch Madagascar road block.

ShotWide_LiveScore50′ – Swaziland get another corner as Sibande’s attempt is deflected out. The corner comes to nothing for Swaziland. They need more physical presence in Madagascar box.

ShotWide_LiveScore 54′ – Swaziland player fouled. It’s Swaziland free kick on edge of 18-yard, but Mabila blasts over bar.

YC_LiveScore 55′ – Madagascar’s Zenith gets yellow card for a foul.

Sub_LiveScore 57′ – Madagascar sub: Samouri Olivier comes in for Raveloarisona.

ShotWide_LiveScore 61′ – Madagascar try to counter attack, but Swaziland keeper comes out quickly to play the ball away.

ShotWide_LiveScore 63′ – Swaziland earn a free-kick. They play it short and Madagascar have regained possession.

Sub_LiveScore 65′ – Madagascar sub:  Lantonirina Rabehasinbola comes in for Michel.

YC_LiveScore 66′ – Rabeson gets a yellow card.

Sub_LiveScore 70′ – Swaziland sub: Sabelo Ndzinisa comes in for Lukhele.

Offside_LiveScore 78′ – Ndzinisa thinks he has scored for Swaziland, but ruled off side.

Goal_LiveScore 79′ – GOAL! Ndzinisa scores from counter attack for Swaziland. Hard and low into net! 1-1! Swaziland need one more …

YC_LiveScore 85′ – Vombola gets a yellow card for throwing himself to ground in an attempt to earn a penalty.

Sub_LiveScore 86′ – Swaziland sub: Vombola is taken out for Fanomezana Claudel.

ShotWide_LiveScore 90′ – Mkhontfo should have scored, but the Madagascar keeper stopped his initial shot and from rebound Nxumalo is over the bar.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore FULLTIME – Madagascar are through! The game ends in a 1-1 draw and they edge ahead of Swaziland on goals scored!

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