In a thrilling encounter in the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions COSAFA Qualifiers, the Green Buffaloes secured a hard-fought victory over Lesotho Defence Force, earning themselves a spot in the semifinals. The final scoreline read Green Buffaloes 2-1 Lesotho Defence Force, with key moments defining the match.
The action commenced with a twist as an own goal by Ntsatsi Khakanyo put the Green Buffaloes in the lead just eight minutes into the game. This early advantage set the tone for what would be a closely contested battle on the pitch.
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Despite the resilient efforts of Lesotho Defence Force, the Green Buffaloes managed to maintain their lead. The pivotal moment came in the 82nd minute when Esther Banda found the back of the net, extending their advantage and putting them in a commanding position.
However, the match took another turn when an own goal by Memory Nthala gave Lesotho Defence Force a glimmer of hope. This late strike provided a tense finale to an already exciting encounter.
Ultimately, the Green Buffaloes held their ground, securing a 2-1 victory and booking their ticket to the semifinals. The defending champions have demonstrated their strength and determination in this qualifier, reaffirming their status as a formidable force in women’s football.
As the tournament progresses, all eyes will be on the Green Buffaloes as they aim to defend their championship title. Their journey through the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions COSAFA Qualifiers promises to be filled with excitement, and fans can expect more thrilling performances from this talented team in the upcoming matches.