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HT – Madagascar 2 Tanzania 0

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Welcome to our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup 2015 Group B clash between Madagascar and Tanzania at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace on Wednesday.

Madagascar can make it two wins from two with a victory, while Tanzania will be hoping to blow the pool wide open with a win having lost their opener to Swaziland.


Madagascasr XI:
 Dieudonne, Tobisoa, Zenith, Andrianomenjanahary, Rabeson, Randriamanjaka, Raveloarisona,


Razanakoto, Vombola, Andriamanalina, Rakotoharimalala

Tanzania XI: Deogratias, Ambros, Mbonde, Fanuel, Nyoni, Juma, Salum, Kazimoto, Luizio, Bocco, Ngasa.

Referee: Duncan Lengani (Malawi); First Assistant: Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique); Second Assistant: Isaskar Boois (Namibia); Fourth Official: Nelson Fred (Seychelles).

– Tanzania are searching for their first win having lost 1-0 to Swaziland in Group B opener on Monday at the same venue. Tanzania coach Mart Nooij has made two changes with Salum Salum and Juma Luizio getting the nod ahead of Saimon Msuva and Shomari Kapombe.

– Having beaten Lesotho 2-1 in the first game, Madagascar coach Franck Rajaonarisamba has conventionally gone for the ‘don’t fix it if it’s not broken’ mentality as he has maintained the winning side captained by Michael Rabeson.

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

ShotWide_LiveScore 2 – Free kick for Madagascar. They play it short allowing Tanzania to regain possession.

ShotWide_LiveScore 4′ – Zenith fouls a Tanzania player to give the Taifa Stars a free-kick, but header goes wide from the long ball into the box.

ShotWide_LiveScore 5′ – Francois comes so close for Madagascar but his shot flies over the bar. Tanzania relieved.

ShotWide_LiveScore 8′ – Rabeson of Madagascar cannot direct his shot on target. Action swings to the other end, but Tanzania’s attack is halted after being caught offside.

Goal_LiveScore 14′ – GOAL! Madagascar lead as Rakotoharimalala blasts the ball into the top of the net! 1-0!

ShotWide_LiveScore 18′ – Madagascar continue to look the most likely of scoring, with Tanzania yet to create a clear-cut chance.

corner 22′ – Tanzania win a rare corner … it comes to nothing.

ShotWide_LiveScore 26′ – This would be a huge win for Madagascar in this group if they can hold on and they have certainly impressed so far. They have used their wings especially well.

ShotWide_LiveScore 29′ – Free-kick to Tanzania some 40 yards from goal. The wall does it’s job and the chance comes to nothing.

corner 32′ – Corner chance for Madagascar now … It is eventually cleared.

ShotWide_LiveScore38′ – Tanzania are starting to look brighter and now have the monopoly of possession. Madagascar keeper Dieudonne needs to be smart to save from a set-piece. That was Tanzania’s first shot on target.

ShotWide_LiveScore 43′ – Rakotoharimalala went on a fine run down the left-hand side, but was blocked off as he tried to break into the box. No foul given though.

Goal_LiveScore 44’ – GOAL! It is 2-0 to Madagascar as Randriamanjaka fires home after finding space on the right-hand side of the box!

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME – Madagascar league 2-0 at the break and deservedly so. They have looked much the more threatening.

Sub_LiveScore – Tanzania sub: Saimon Msuva comes on for Ngasa.

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

corner 48′ – Madagascar wins corner after Martin’s cross is cleared.

ShotWide_LiveScore 50′ – Tanzania caught off-side as towering striker Bocco was about to sneak past Madagascar defence. He has been very quiet in this game!

ShotWide_LiveScore 51′ – Madagascar first goal scorer Martin giving Tanzania problems on the left wing with crosses.

ShotWide_LiveScore 53′ – Madagascar keeper Randrianasolo comes off his line to block Msuva as he was about to shoot after breaking clear. First Tanzania attack of the half!

Sub_LiveScore 55′ – Tanzania sub: Another substitution as Juma leaves the field to be replaced by Shomari Kapombe.

Sub_LiveScore 58′ – Madagascar sub: Simouri Olivier comes on for Raveloarisona.

corner 61′ – Nyoni’s shot is blocked for corner. Tanzania defender Ambros heads over the bar, but it was deflected onto a Madagascar player for yet another corner which Zenith clears to safety back into the field of play.

ShotWide_LiveScore 64′ – Rakotoharina jumps to meet a long searching ball but his foot cannot reach the ball which Tanzania the keeper takes away.

Sub_LiveScore 66′ – Tanzania sub: Juma comes off for Ibrahim Migomba.

ShotWide_LiveScore 68′ – Madagascar tactics of breaking Tanzania attacks by wonderful space marking works.

Sub_LiveScore 71′ – Madagascar sub: Randrianjaka is taken out for Lantonirina Rabehasinmbola.

ShotWide_LiveScore 75′ – Just 15 minutes to go and Madagascar are well in control of this game.

corner 77′ – Tanzania waste a corner opportunity as the ball is headed harmlessly over.

ShotWide_LiveScore 83′ – Madagascar are defending solidly denying Tanzania any opening. Action moves to the other end as Madagascar wins another corner from the left and plays a short one evidently to kill time.

ShotWide_LiveScore 86′ - Zenith, Madagascar left back, has been solid in defence and in the process frustrating increasingly isolated Bocco.

ShotWide_LiveScore 88′ – Free-kick for Tanzania. Mbonde sends a weak shot off the chest of the Madagascar goalkeeper who eventually spills the ball before gathering it. Tanzania fans yelling!

Sub_LiveScore 90+1′ – Madagascar sub: Rajaoniasy comes in for Rakotoharimala.


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