Botswana occupies third position at COSAFA U/20

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SOWETO, BOTSWANA settled for a third position in the Metropolitan-COSAFA tournament after edging Madagascar 2-1 at Dobsonville Stadium on Tuesday. Madagascar scored first through skilful forward Rakotonomenjanary Baggio (32nd) before Botswana responded in the 50th minute. Before Madagascar could settle, Botswana hit again, this time through a penalty spot-kick by Aubrey Kebonetse in the 63rd minute.

Although the Indian islanders dominated both halves of the game, it was Botswana who settled for the bronze after the 2-1 victory. Had it not for the Madagascar captain, Ibrahim Amada, who missed a penalty in the 93rd minute, Madagascar could have settled for a 2-2 draw, probably forcing the match to go to penalty shoot-out. Zambian referee, Janny Sikazwe and his two assistants, Chalvin Ngolanga from Malawi and Somi Luyanda from South Africa handled the match very professional.

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