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Madagascar 2 Botswana 1 – As it happened

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Catch our live coverage of the COSAFA Cup 2015 third/fourth playoff between Madagascar and Botswana at Moruleng Stadium on Saturday.


Madagascar XI: Jean Dieudonne, Lantonirina Rabehasinmbola, Fenolahy Zenith, Francois Andrianomenjanahary, Michael Rabeson, Simouri Olivier,


Jean-Claude Marobe, Sarivahy Vombola, Lantoniaina Andriamanalina, Tantely Randrianiana, Martin Rakotoharimalala.

Botswana XI: Modiri Morumo, Obonye Moswate, Mosha Gaolaolwe, Thabiso Mabhachi, Katlego Koobake, Mogogi Gabonamong, Ofentse Nato, Lemponyane Tshireletso, Mpho Kgaswane, Omaatla Kebatho, Lopang Mosige.

Referee: Wisdom Chewe (Zambia); 1st Asst: Arsenio Marengula (Mozambique); 2nd Asst: Isaskar Boois (Namibia); 4th Official: Simanga Nhleko (Swaziland)

FinalWhistle_LiveScore 1′ – Away we go in the Third Place play-off at Moruleng Stadium!

ShotWide_LiveScore 2′ – Botswana make the first attack from the left flank where Thabiso Mabhachi’s cursling cross is dealt with before reaching the goalkeeper.

ShotWide_LiveScore 4′ – The Zebras of Botswana enjoying better possession although much of the play is concentrated in the middle.

ShotWide_LiveScore 5′ – Madagascar come charging for the first time but Sarivahy Vombola is caught offside.

ShotWide_LiveScore 7′ – Another promising Madagascar attack ends with Rakothototharimalala delaying his shot.

corner 9′ – Madagascar get a corner quickly taken by Simouri Olivier but Botswana clear their lines well.

ShotWide_LiveScore 12′ – The first real chance of the match fall to Botswana’s Omatla Kebatho, who bursts through between two markers but drags his left-footed shot just wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 14′ – A long ball from the back from Botwanda, intended for Kebatho, yields a throw-in just by the corner flag.

Goal_LiveScore 16′ – GOAL! Madagascar have the lead as Vombola is brilliantly set-up and fires passed Morumo! 1-0 Madagascar!

Goal_LiveScore 18′ – GOAL! Another one for Vombola, two goals in as many minutes! This was a clinical finish from the left-hand side! 2-0 Madagascar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 20′ – Lanto Rabehasinimbola is brought down by Mogogi Gabonamong on the centre line, nothing comes from the free-kick.

ShotWide_LiveScore 21′ – Thabiso Mabhachi heads wide for Botswana from the right flank.

ShotWide_LiveScore 22′ – Botswana’s Gabonamong tries a snap-shot that flies over the bar.

ShotWide_LiveScore 24′ – Kebatho makes a lovely turn inside the box but blazes over the bar with the keeper at his mercy.

ShotWide_LiveScore 25′ – Mpho Kgaswane shoots just wide as Botswana seek to come back into the game.

YC_LiveScore 26′ – Yellow card after Ofentse Nato is booked for rough play on Michael Rabeson.

ShotWide_LiveScore 28′ – Kebatho is denied by the Madagascar keeper who tips the ball out for Botswana’s first corner. It comes to nothing.

ShotWide_LiveScore 30′ – Simouri Olivier takes a crack at goal from 20 metres out which is dealt with by keeper Kabelo Dambe.

ShotWide_LiveScore 33′ – Botswana are forcing Madagascar to rely on the counter raids now.

corner 35′ – Botswana’s Tshireletso is brought down from 30 metres out and the resultant free-kick yields a corner. It comes to nothing.

ShotWide_LiveScore 39′ – Katlego Koobake sends a looping cross which Nato heads over for Botswana.

ShotWide_LiveScore 40′ – Madagascar immediately break away with Lanto but he shoots over.

ShotWide_LiveScore 42′ – Koobake tries to work his way down the left but loses his balance before executing his effort.

ShotWide_LiveScore 43′ – Madagascar attack from the middle with captain Michael Rabeson‘s shot blocked off a cheeky back heel in the box by Olivier.

Halftime_LiveScore HALFTIME: Madagascar in complete control as they lead Botswana 2-0 thanks to two Vombola goals. Botswana have had chances though.

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

Sub_LiveScore 46′ – Botswana subs: The Zebras make a double change bringing on Joel Mogorosi and Hendrick Moyo for Thabiso Mabhachi and Lemphonye Tshireletso.

ShotWide_LiveScore 48′ – Moyo releases a rising shot from the right which goes wide.

ShotWide_LiveScore 53′ – Madagascar win a free kick from 30 metres out. Taken by Lanto and which goes over.

ShotWide_LiveScore 56′ – Botswana a get a good chance to pull one back but Kgaswane shoots just wide.

Sub_LiveScore 57′ – Botswana sub: Segolame Boy comes on for Gabonamong.

Sub_LiveScore 58′ – Madagascar sub: Out comes Rakotoharimalala and on comes Ardino Raveloarisona.

ShotWide_LiveScore 60′ – Botswana attack from the middle but Joel Mugorosi’s shot is too tame to cause trouble to the keeper.

corner 65′ – Corner for Botswana is held by the goalkeeper.

ShotWide_LiveScore 66′ – Kebatho drives his shot wide on the left.

YC_LiveScore 69′ – Yellow card for Olivier for foul play.

ShotWide_LiveScore 71′ – Botswana win a free-kick on the edge of the box for a foul on Kgaswane. It is blasted over.

corner 73′ – Corner for Botswana taken by Kgaswane is headed out of danger.

corner 75′ – Botswana win another corner on the left which Segolame Boy fails to do justice to.

corner 79′ – Botswana force yet another corner on the left but as has been the case all afternoon, they can’t make full use of the set piece.

ShotWide_LiveScore 80′ – Madagascar break away with Olivier, whose speculative shot is well read by Dambe.

Goal_LiveScore 84′ – GOAL! Botswana are back in it! Segolame Boy scores to make it 2-1 going into the closing stages!

corner 87′ – Botswana break away with Boy releasing a shot on the run which the goalkeeper tips out for a corner. The corner comes to nothing.

Sub_LiveScore 89′ – Madagascar sub: Olivier is booked for time wasting as he slowly makes way for Florent Rajaosany.

Injury_LiveScore 90+2′ – Keeper Dieudonne goes down injured, probably to buy some time for Madagascar.

Sub_LiveScore 90+4 – Madagascar sub: Tojo Claudel comes on for Lanto.

FinalWhistle_LiveScore FULLTIME: Madagascar hold on to win 2-1 and take the bronze medal! Botswana had their chances, but Vombola’s brace wins it.

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