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Lesotho 0 Swaziland 2 – As it happened

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Catch our blow-by-blow coverage of the COSAFA Cup Group B clash between Lesotho and Swaziland at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Wednesday.

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Lesotho XI:
 Kholuoe Phasumane, Thabo Masualle, Thabiso Mohapi, Masoabi Nkoto, Jane Thabantso, Jeremea Kamela,

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Nkau Lerotholi, Mohau Rammoneng, Mabuti Potloane, Ts’oanelo Koetle, Bushy Moletsane

Swaziland XI: Mphikeleli Dlamini, Sifiso Mabila, Siyabonga Mdluli, Sanele Mkhweli, Siboniso Malambe, Machawe Dlamini, Tony Tsabedze, Xolani Sibandze, Zweli Nxumalo, Mxolisi Lukhele, Mthunzi Mkhontfo

Referee: Wisdom Chewe (Zambia); 1st Asst: Gilbert Lista (Seychelles); 2nd Asst: Akhtar Nawaz Rossaye (Mauritius); 4th Official: Ruzive Ruzive (Zimbabwe)

– The two teams are on the pitch and ready to continue with their fight for a place in the quarterfinals!

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

ShotWide_LiveScore 3′ – Mkwaneli for Swaziland makes a speculative shot from the left flank which goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 8′ – Lesotho have their first attempt on goal through Mkhontfo, which is booted out of danger by the goalkeeper.

ShotWide_LiveScore 11′ – Lesotho’s Koetle takes a tame shot at goal, easily dealt with.

ShotWide_LiveScore 13′ – Slow start by both teams as Kamela of Lesotho shoots wide from the left flank.

Offside_LiveScore 18′ – Tsabedze has the ball in the back of the net for Swaziland but the goal is ruled out for offside. Replays show he was probably on …

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Sibandze of Swaziland has his shot cleared off the line by Lesotho defender Lerotholi! Swaziland are getting closer …

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Tsabedze’s shot from the right is well read by Swaziland goalkeeper Gwebu.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Swaziland come charging again with Sibandze forcing the goalkeeper to make a save.

ShotWide_LiveScore 35′ – The game is going through something of a lull, few chances at either end.

ShotWide_LiveScore 37′ – Lesotho take a free-kick through Potloane, who shoots wide off the mark.

ShotWide_LiveScore 38′ – Nkoto beats the Swaziland offside trap but shoots over the bar with the goalkeeper at his mercy.

Goal_LiveScore 43′ – GOAL! Swaziland have the lead as Sibandze taps home after a rocket shot from Nxumalo comes back off the crossbar! 1-0!

ShotWide_LiveScore 45′ – There will be two minutes of Zambian referee Chewe’s optional time.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME – Swaziland grab the lead just before the break and they just about deserve it, but Lesotho have had their chances.

Sub_LiveScore Lesotho sub: Hlompho Kalake comes on for Potloane.

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

ShotWide_LiveScore 51′ – Swaziland get their fourth corner on the night taken by Tsabedze and cleared by Koetle.

ShotWide_LiveScore 55′ – Swaziland are doing much of the attacking as Nxumalo tests the keeper from about 20 metres out.|

YC_LiveScore 59 – Yellow card for the substitute Kalake for a cynical foul.

ShotWide_LiveScore 60′ – Swaziland’s Nxumalo takes the free-kick but shoots over the bar.

Goal_LiveScore 66′ – GOAL! 2-0 for Swaziland as Tsabedze’s magnificent ball into the box is turned home by Mkhontfo!

Sub_LiveScore 67′ – Swaziland sub: Siboniso Malambe comes on for Nkambule.

Sub_LiveScore 67′ – Lesotho sub: Rammoneng of Lesotho goes out in comes Tumelo Khutlang.

ShotWide_LiveScore 70′ – Swaziland catch Lesotho on the break again but Nxumalo shoots wide from the centre.

ShotWide_LiveScore 72′ – Lesotho attack through the middle with Kalake, who shoots over the bar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 74′ – Mkhontfo bursts down the left flank and shoots over an advancing goalkeeper and the bar.

YC_LiveScore 77′ – Yellow Card for Machawe Dlamini of Swaziland for a foul.

ShotWide_LiveScore 83′ – Mkhontfo is denied his brace by the post as his low shot from the left crashes against the upright and away to safety.

Sub_LiveScore 84′ – Swaziland sub: Defensive midfielder Njabulo Ndlovu comes on for Sibandze.

Sub_LiveScore 85′ – Lesotho sub: Thapelo Mokhehle comes on for Nkoto.

Sub_LiveScore 88′ – Swaziland sub: Phiwayinkhosi Dlamini comes on for Mkhontfo.

YC_LiveScore 90+2′ – Yellow card for Swaziland’s Phiwayinkosi Dlamini for rough play.

Halftime_LiveScore FULLTIME – Swaziland are 2-0 winners and deservedly so, Lesotho were never quite at the party …

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