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Chigumbura upbeat despite Benoni thrashing

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TEMBISA-Banyana Banyana’s African Player of the Year’ Noko Matlou scored her 35th goal in 41 outings for her country as Augustine Makalakalane’s charges thrashed Zimbabwe 4-0 in Tembisa Sunday.

The international friendly was the perfect send-off for the Sasol-sponsored queens of diski, as they look to finish among the top two sides at the CAF African Women Championship 2010 which will take place in Ekurhuleni, near Johannesburg from October 31 to November 14.

Africa’s top two countries will compete at the 2011 Fifa women’s World Cup in Germany next June. Matlou’s right-footed strike from 25 metres out took a bullet-like route to the back of the goal net past Zimbabwean goalkeeper Chido Dzingirai in injury time at the end of the first half.

Second half strikes by substitutes Mamphasha Popela and Amanda Dlamini, ended the match as a contest in favour of the hosts. But another second half ‘super sub’; 17-year-old Jermaine Seoposenwe will remember her Banyana Banyana debut for the rest of her football career.

The Cape Town-based midfielder who plays her football for Santos FC in the Sasol League in the Western Cape, produce a well-timed run on the right side of the pitch, before scoring from a tight angle past Dzingirai.

Seoposenwe looked calm and confident out on the pitch at the highest level, showing maturity well beyond her age and the age group international football she is accustomed to having represented the Bantwana national side at the Fifa girls Under-17 World Cup held in Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean in September.— Reuters

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