Mauritius crush Seychelles
Jean Stephan Pierre of Mauritius celebrates with his teammates
John Calambe and Louis Desire Pithia each also got on the scoreline at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe with both Indian Ocean Island teams exiting the tournament after defeats to group winners Namibia.
Mauritius was asking all the questions in the match early on and it was no surprise when they opened their scoring in the 14th minute.
Jean Pascal Desire lobbed the ball over the keeper who was off his line and Calembe was on hand to slide the ball into an empty net to make it 1-0.
Nine minutes later Mauritius made it 2-0.
Louis Desire Pithia beat his man on the right wing and sent a cross to the back post which was volleyed home by an unmarked Jean Stephan Pierre with a low left footed shot.
In the 26th minute, the Seychelles showed some character and had their best passage of play when Mauritius keeper Aboo Bakar Augustine pulled off a double save to deny the fellow Indian Ocean Islanders a chance of pulling a goal back.
There was drama in the 33rd minute when Steven Henriette denied Mauritius a goal when he stretched out his hand to block a header towards goal. The player was sent off and Mauritius was awarded a penalty.
Seychelles keeper Dave Mussard denied Mauritius star man Louis Laval Pithia from the penalty spot, but he could do nothing when the player scored on the rebound from his initial effort to make it 3-0.
In the 72nd minute, Mauritius got their fourth and Pierre his second of the match as he out sprinted his marker and coolly slot at the back post with a delicate left footed shot.
Ten minutes later Pierre could have got his hat-trick when he rounded the keeper but saw his effort go across the face of goal from a tight angle.