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Football: Cosafa U-17 Women’s Championship | 26 September 2019

Football: Cosafa U-17 Women’s Championship

Seychelles players celebrate their only goal

Seychelles lost 1-14 to Botswana in third match


After losing to South Africa and Madagascar in their first two matches, our young girls managed to find the back of the net for the first time at the ongoing Council of Southern African Football Associations Under-17 Women’s Championship yesterday, despite losing to Botswana.

The Seychelles selection lost 1-14, with Kimberly Chang-Tak-Hue scoring the country’s first goal from long range at Anjalay Stadium in Belle Vue, Mauritius yesterday.

Out of the tournament after three losses, Seychelles have conceded 58 goals – 28 against South Africa, 16 against Madagascar and 14 against Botswana – while scoring only one.

In yesterday’s match, Botswana took the lead in the first minute through Sikwane, before Motlogelwa doubled their lead in the 10th minute. Mbongwe added a third goal in the 17th minute, before Chang-Tak-Hue reduced the lead one minute later, scoring Seychelles’ first and only goal at the tournament.

Botswana scored 11 more goals through Rantsho (20th, 28th, 37th, 55th and 61st), Sikwane (45th, 65th, 75th and 84th), Gabana (85th) and Motlogelwa (90th).

In the other group match played yesterday, South Africa beat Madagascar 3-1.

South Africa and Botswana have qualified for the next round.

In group A, Uganda roared into the knockout stages with a 20-0 win over Comoros Islands. They will play Botswana in the first semifinal tomorrow.

As for South Africa, they will face Zambia in the other semifinal.

Today is a rest day at the competition, but the action resumes tomorrow with the semifinals.

Seychelles’ starting 11: Elvina Marie, Nelly Larue, Nyrah Nourrice, Alisha Matatiken, Kimberly Chang-Tak-Hue, Reena Esther, Esther Barreau, Jamillah Fanchette, Priia Joseph, Gaelle Morel Esca Belle

Substitute: Shahana Athanase, Avril Ally, Mikaella Savy, Kurchia Poris, Iriny Henriette, Nella François, Esha Henry Rannia Chetty

Coach: Vivian Bothe


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