Shepolopolo U17’s dreams of qualifying for the inaugural COSAFA U17 Women’s Cup final in Mauritius ended today after losing to South Africa in Friday’s semifinal.
South Africa beat Shepolopolo 2-1 in Port Louis to advance to Sunday’s final when they will face Uganda.
Oyisa Marhasi broke the deadlock in the 16th minute to put South Africa 1-0 ahead.
Eleven minutes later, Maweta Chilenga equalized to see the two sides go 1-1 into halftime.
But lady of the match Jessica Wade fired-in a superb free-kick in the 49th minute to seal South Africa’s passage to the final where they will meet high-scoring Uganda who crushed Botswana 12-0 in their semifinal clash earlier on Friday.
Shepolopolo and Botswana will meet in the early kickoff on Sunday in the battle for Bronze.