Jane brace helps Banyana Banyana retain Cosafa title

The South African national women's football side defeated Cameroon 2-1 to win the title.

Banyana Banyana players celebrate a victory in the 2018 Cosafa Women's Championship. Picture: @Banyana_Banyana/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Refiloe Jane scored a brace to help Banyana Banyana retain their Cosafa Women's Championship title in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The South African national women's football side defeated Cameroon 2-1 to win the title.

Jane opened the scoring in the 42nd minute with a thunderous drive from just outside the penalty area.

Cameroon levelled matters in the 68th minute through Ngo Mbeleck.

The score remained locked at 1-1 for the rest of the match, raising the spectre of a penalty shootout.

Jane, though, struck at the death to hand South Africa a second consecutive Cosafa Women's Championship title.