PORT ELIZABETH – Banyana Banyana scored twice late in the second half to beat Malawi 3-1 in a Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Cup Group A match at the Wolfson Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday afternoon.
Desiree Ellis made five changes to the Banyana starting line-up following their 17-0 thrashing of Comoros on Wednesday, with regular skipper Janine van Wyk, Robin Moodaly, Hilda Magaia, Ongeziwe Ndlangisa and Kaylin Swart named in the starting XI.
However, the hosts got off to a shaky start as they found themselves a goal down after just four minutes.
Things could have been worse when the crossbar kept the Malawians out two minutes later with goalkeeper Swart well beaten.
The South Africans managed to equalise in the 36th minute with Lebogang Ramalepe scoring at the far post.