31 July 2019 – Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana started the defence of their COSAFA Cup title with a dominant 17-0 victory over Comoros in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday afternoon (31 July).

Banyana Banyana had 9 different goal scorers – Refiloe Jane (4), Amanda Mthandi (3), Bambanani Mbane (2), Hildah Magaia (2), Ode Fulutudilu (1), Kholosa Biyana (1), Busisiwe Ndimeni (1), Tiisetso Makhubela (1), Mamello Makhabane (1) and an own goal from Comoros.

The result is that it is not only the biggest ever victory in the COSAFA Women Championship, but also Banyana Banyana’s biggest every victory.

The previous record of the highest number of goals scored was 15, by Zimbabwe when they defeated Lesotho 15-0 in their Group A clash in 2002.

South Africa next faces Malawi on Friday, 2 August at Wolfson Stadium at 15h30.

Here is what Ellis had to say: