11 December 2022 – The South African Under-17 women’s team won the COSAFA Under-17 Championship after beating defending champions Zambia 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller in Malawi on Sunday, 11 December 2022.
Coach Delisile Mbatha’s charges raced to an early lead after Sinazo Ntshota put Bantwana on the scoreboard in the first minute of this scintillating final. But Lucy Kajiya equalised for the Zambians 15 minutes later to set up a seesaw battle that kept the fans at the edge of their seats in Lilongwe, Malawi,
Zambia went into the lead for the first time in the match through Jessy Zulu in the 21st minute, but Bantwana equalised through Nobahle Mdelwa nine minutes later. Zangose Zulu reclaimed the lead for Zambia in the 50th minute but Ntshota equalised again to take the game to 3 -3. Andrielle Mibe scored the winner six minutes from time to win the match and the COSAFA Under-17 Championship for Bantwana.