COSAFA: South Africa open the campaign with a win over Angola
Hosts South Africa claimed victory on the opening day of the HOLLYWOODBETS COSAFA Women’s Championship 2022, which marked the beginning of 12 days of pulsating action in Nelson Mandela Bay.
South Africa edged Angola 2-0 in their Group A opener as their youthful squad got off to a positive start as they seek to retain the title they lost to East African guest nation Tanzania in 2021.
The home side opened the scoring midway through the first half when Refilwe Maseko scored with a neat finish, beating the goalkeeper to the ball and lifting it over her opponent to finish into an empty net.
Sphumelele Shamase added a second with another fine finish having been put into space on the left-hand side of the box.