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Mpote’s provisional squad for COSAFA

Botswana Senior National team man’s coach Mogomotsi Mpote this afternoon announced his 27-man provisional squad for the 2019 COSAFA Cup in Durban South African. The team is expected to report to camp on the 26th May and a final 20-man squad will be named to travel to the Championships.

The players are;

1 Ezekiel Morake
2 Joel Mogorosi
3 Thabo Leinanyana
4 Lesenya Malapela
5 Fortunate Thulare
6 Thatayaone Ditlhokwe
7 Gape Mohutsiwa
8 Gilbert Baruti
9 Segolame Boy
10 Thero Setsile
11 Lebogang Ditsele
12 Mothusi Johnson
13 Allen Ndodole
14 Tumisang Orebonye
15 Gofaone Mabaya
16 Mosha Gaolaolwe
17 Onkabetse Makgantai
18 Mothusi Cooper
19 Lesego Bosekeng
20 Keagile Kobe
21 Thabang Mooketsi
22 Simisane Mathumo
23 Mpho Kgaswane
24 Thatayaone Ramatlapeng
25 Ofentse Nato
26 Thato Kebue
27 Oabile Makopo


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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