Linda Motlhalo shows her delight after scoring for Banyana Banyana against Malawi. Photo: Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

Banyana Banyana celebrated Janine van Wyk’s 150th international cap in style with a 6-0 thrashing of Malawi at the Cosafa Women’s Championship on Monday.

Following the resounding victory at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth, Banyana topped Group A and advanced to the semi-finals, where they will take on Uganda on Thursday.

Having already beaten Madagascar and Botswana, Banyana were keen to stamp their authority on proceedings as coach Desiree Ellis was not happy with the previous performances.

And Banyana granted their coach her wishes by dominating from the start on Monday.

Linda Motlhalo opened the scoring early in the first half, while Khanya Xesi added a second.

The South Africans had a number of chances in the first 45 minutes, but couldn’t add to the score-sheet and led 2-0 at halftime.

But it didn’t take them long to get going again after the break, with Kgaelebane Mohlakoana adding a third.

Malawi goalkeeper Martha Banda made a couple of saves to keep the score respectable, but the home team soon made further inroads, with Xesi grabbing her brace.

Motlhalo then rounded things off with two more goals to complete her hat trick.

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