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The Mares put on a passionate display

BFA would like to time to congratulate the Mares on their victory against Namibia. The Women’s National Team put on a passionate display and the nation well behind them.

“Thank you all bagaetsho for coming to support the team today, a very good attendance and support for the team,” said BFA President, Maclean Letshwiti

Botswana won the first leg 1-0. Mare Captain Bonang Otlhagile says they head to Namibia knowing they will be facing a totally new challenge in the second Leg of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifiers. Paprika as her teammates calls her says they have seen the type of team the brave Gladiators are and will be trying to turn on the afterburners in Windhoek in order to win the tie.

The Mares flew off to Namibia on this morning to face Namibia on Tuesday 09th April 2019 in Windhoek.

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Diamond Zebras & Young Zebras to play friendly matches

Botswana Junior National Teams under-17 (Diamond Zebras) and the under-20 (Young Zebras) will this weekend of 23rd – 25th August 2019 report to camp. The two teams will play friendly matches against Eswatini U17 & U20 boys on the 24th and 25th August 2019.

The games will be used to give the two teams international match practice. For his part, Diamond Zebras coach Tebogo Mokute says his charges will benefit greatly from the games as they have worked on different approaches and tactics in recent months and he is positive the team understands his vision.

Mokute will lead the Diamond Zebras to the 2019 COSAFA championships to be staged in Malawi from the 25th September to the 5th October 2019. The under-20 team under the tutelage of Raizor Tsatsilebe will find the games important as they have also started preparations for the 2019 COSAFA championship scheduled for December 2019 in Zambia.

Eswatini is expected to arrive in Botswana on Friday evening with games set to be played at Lekidi grounds. On Saturday 1600hrs and 0900hrs kick off on Sunday morning before the boys from the Kingdom of Eswatini return home.

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